Ian Clement is a British politician best of known for having been the Deputy Mayor of London with responsibility for Government and External Relations.
He was elected Councillor for the London Borough of Bexley in 1998 and whilst in office also served as Vice Chairman of the Environmental Services Committee, Chairman of the Traffic and Transport Sub-Committee, Chairman of the Environment, Transport and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee.
In this role, Ian was made a leading member of the Crime and Public Protection Portfolio, a committee set up to help create a safer environment and stronger sense of community amongst the London Boroughs’, where he worked closely with the Metropolitan Police and fellow Ministers and politics speakers.
In May 2006 the Conservatives, led by Clement, defeated the previous Labour administration in the London Borough of Bexley. The previously ruling Labour group of 32 was reduced to nine councillors. The results produced a council of 54 Conservative and 9 Labour councillors – a loss for Labour of 23 seats. The election result meant that the London Borough of Bexley had the largest Conservative majority in London.
Ian headed the first London Borough to stand behind Boris Johnson’s campaign for London Mayor and went on to be a senior member of Johnson’s campaign team. Following Johnson’s successful election in 2008, Clement was appointed Deputy Mayor under Johnson and remained in the position for 13 months.
Since then Ian has worked as a dedicated political speaker, particularly vocal in London he frequently appears on both television and radio as well as at live events.
With more than ten years’ experience as a politician, Ian is perfectly poised to comment on the state of British politics, as well as the intricacies of the leadership of London, and has a wealth of entertaining and interesting stories to share about his time in politics.