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04 November 2016

WFTV member Amy Lamé made London’s Night Czar

WFTV member Amy Lamé has been made London’s first ever Night Czar.

She will champion London’s nightlife in the UK and abroad and do vital work with night-time industries, local authorities, the Metropolitan Police, Transport for London and the public to ensure London thrives as a 24-hour city.

An accomplished writer, presenter and performer, Amy is the co-founder and host of the Olivier Award-winning Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, was Mayoress of Camden between 2010 and 2011 and co-presented on BBC London for over a decade alongside Danny Baker.

Amy said “It’s a privilege to be London’s very first Night Czar. I can’t wait to hit the streets and have loads of ideas of what I can do for revellers, night-time workers, businesses and stakeholders. For too long, the capital’s night-time industry has been under pressure – music venues and nightclubs in particular are closing at an alarming rate.

“With the advent of the Night Tube, and the Mayor’s commitment to protect iconic venues across the city, I’m confident that I can inspire a positive change in the way people think about the night time economy. I look forward to bringing together local authorities, the police, Transport for London and many other people from across the night time industries to transform London into a truly 24-hour city.”

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan added “Amy is a fantastic hire who will give a big boost to our city’s flourishing nightlife. Her proven track-record of helping save venues, her first-hand experience of the industry over the last two decades as well as her love for London and its nightlife are what make her such a great candidate for the role.”

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