Adam Bienkov | Tuesday 11 September, 2012 14:34
Boris Johnson gave the former editor of the Evening Standard a £95,000 job without interviewing a single other candidate, his office admitted today.
A spokesperson for the Mayor said there was no requirement under the law to advertise for Mayoral appointments.
The mayor’s office insist that Veronica Wadley, who is a former colleague and close ally of Boris’s, was appointed on merit.
Wadley campaigned vigorously against cronyism at City Hall in 2008. She was interviewed by a panel chaired by Boris himself.
The Mayor’s office have been keen to point out that Wadley is not taking a salary in her first year.
However, her total pay over four years will be broadly the same as other Mayoral advisers, suggesting that this is simply a crude attempt to deflect criticism of her appointment.
Some popular articles from past years
- An interview with Desiree Akhavan
- Margaret Thatcher statue rejected by public
- Punk brewery just as sexist and homophobic as the industry they rail against
- Silencing the Brick Lane curry touts could be fatal for the city's self-esteem
- London has chosen its mayor, but why can’t it choose its own media?
- Hope and despair in Woolwich town centre
- The five spookiest abandoned London hospitals
- The five best places in London to have an epiphany
- Diary of the shy Londoner
- The best church names in London, and where they come from
© 2009-2020 Everywhen Ltd.