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London Assembly

The London Assembly is a 25-member elected body, part of the Greater London Authority, that scrutinises the activities of the Mayor of London and has the power, with a two-thirds super-majority, to amend the Mayor's annual budget and to reject the Mayor's draft statutory strategies. The London Assembly was established in 2000 and meets at City Hall on the south bank of the River Thames, close to Tower Bridge; the Assembly is able to investigate other issues of importance to Londoners, publish its findings and recommendations, make proposals to the Mayor. The Assembly comprises 25 Assembly Members elected using the Additional Member System of proportional representation, with 13 seats needed for a majority. Elections take place every four years – at the same time as for the Mayor. There are 14 geographical super-constituencies each electing one Member, with a further 11 members elected from a party list to make the total Assembly Members from each party proportional to the votes cast for that party across the whole of London using a modified D'Hondt allocation.

A party must win at least 5 % of the party list vote. Members of the London Assembly have the post-nominal title'AM'; the annual salary for a London Assembly Member is £55,000. Since its creation in 2000, thirteen Assembly Members have subsequently been elected to the House of Commons: David Lammy, Meg Hillier and Diana Johnson for Labour. One Assembly Member, Jenny Jones, was appointed to the House of Lords as the first life peer for the Green Party, sat in the Assembly until May 2016. Sally Hamwee, Graham Tope and Toby Harris were life peers elected to the assembly, while Lynne Featherstone and Dee Doocey were appointed peers after leaving the Assembly. In addition, Val Shawcross, Assembly Member for Lambeth and Southwark was selected, but unsuccessful, as the Labour parliamentary candidate for the constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark at the 2010 general election, as was Navin Shah who stood for Labour in Harrow East in 2017. Andrew Dismore, Graham Tope, Richard Tracey are all former MPs who were elected to the Assembly.

One Assembly Member – John Biggs, former AM for City and East – became the directly-elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets in 2015. He is serving as the Mayor, having been re-elected in 2018. London Assembly elections have been held under the Additional Member System, with a set number of constituencies elected on a first-past-the-post system and a set number London-wide on a closed party list system. In December 2016, an Electoral Reform Bill was introduced which would have changed the election system to first-past-the-post. At the 2017 UK general election, the Conservative Party manifesto proposed changes to how the assembly is elected, to first-past-the-post. However, since the general election of 2017, which resulted in a hung Parliament with the Conservatives and the DUP in a supply and confidence arrangement, no action has been taken with regard to the electoral arrangements of the London Assembly and it is assumed that the 2020 elections will be held on the current electoral system of MMP On 12 December 2018, following Peter Whittle's departure from UKIP, he and David Kurten disbanded the UKIP grouping and formed the Brexit Alliance group, though David Kurten still remains a member of UKIP.

The Assembly has formed the following committees: Audit Panel, chaired by Unmesh Desai Budget and Performance Committee, chaired by Gareth Bacon Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee, chaired by Gareth Bacon Confirmation Hearings Committee chaired by Andrew Boff Economy Committee, chaired by Leonie Cooper Education Panel, chaired by Jennette Arnold Environment Committee, chaired by Caroline Russell EU Exit Working Group, chaired by Len Duvall Fire and Emergency Planning Committee, chaired by Andrew Dismore GLA Oversight Committee, chaired by Len Duvall Health Committee, chaired by Onkar Sahota Housing Committee, chaired by Tom Copley Planning Committee, chaired by Andrew Boff Police and Crime Committee, chaired by Unmesh Desai Regeneration Committee, chaired by Tony Devenish Transport Committee, chaired by Florence EshalomiThe Police and Crime Committee was set up under the terms of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 in order to scrutinise the work of Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime, which replaced the Metropolitan Police Authority.

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Sayf al-Din

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Nick Parrish

Nicholas Jasper "Nick" Parrish is a fictional character from the Australian soap opera Home and Away, played by Bruce Roberts. He made his first appearance during the episode broadcast on 4 March 1991 and departed on 10 June 1994. Roberts received the role of Nick a day. Roberts quit the serial in 1994 to relocate to the UK to be with Suzanne Dando, he met her while starring in a pantomime during the 1993 Christmas production break. Roberts told Lisa Anthony from BIG! that his girlfriend was just one of the reasons why he had chosen to leave. In one storyline Nick begins a relationship with Julie Gibson; however when Julie's brother Revhead learns of their romance he is not happy. As Tom Etherington from TV Week reported, Revhead "didn't do anything by the book" and "his head nearly exploded" because Nick is a police officer, he "tried his best" to separate the pair. Etherington added that "it became obvious they were better suited to being just good friends". After his relationship with Lucinda Croft ended, Nick fell for Roxanne Miller.

A writer for the TV Times commented "The soap's unlucky-in-love copper Nick appears to have fallen in a big way for Roxy". They added that Nick might be embarking on a new relationship too soon, while Roxy believed Nick still loved Lucinda. Roxy was wary of getting involved with Nick and when his ex-girlfriend Sandy turned up in the Bay, she decided to put him to "a love test", which Nick passed. Of Nick and Roxy, Roberts said "On the outside, Nick looks as if he got his act together after Lucinda left him, but underneath he's vulnerable, he fancies Roxy, but doesn't want his heart broken again." Nick and Roxy shared a "passionate kiss" signalling the beginning of their relationship. Nick rents a room from Marilyn Chambers at the beach house, their housemate Bobby Simpson believes he is attracted to Marilyn but he soon befriends Julie, a young disabled woman. Julie's brother, local criminal Revhead, is unhappy about his sister spending time with a police officer and tries to get Nick into trouble with his superiors.

Nick is concerned when Julie develops feelings for him but before he can put her straight Julie's father Alec dies of a heart attack and he has to support her in the aftermath. Nick admits he only has feelings for Julie as a friend. Julie soon leaves the Bay to attend college. Nick is not single long as Donald Fisher plays matchmaker between him and his niece, Lucinda Croft, who arrives to live with him. Nick and Lou begin dating but when Lou's brother, David dies in a car accident, she turns to David's best friend, her former boyfriend Ryan Lee, for support and breaks up with Nick. Nick tries to get over Lou by dating another girl, Isabelle Britton, but realises he still loves her; as Lou is about to return to Perth with Ryan, Nick appears at the roadside and convinces Lou to stay. Ryan leaves and Nick and Lou become engaged. Ryan returns and causes trouble for Nick and Lou by stealing a nude painting Lou has done of Nick and persuading Simon Fitzgerald and his friend Blake Dean to publicly display it.

Nick's teenage brother Shane arrives in the bay and causes trouble by taking Donald's car for a joyride. Nick discovers. Lou admits to sleeping with Ryan and Nick tries to forgive her but the relationship collapses and Lou and Ryan leave the bay separately. Sometime after Nick dates Roxanne Miller for several weeks, but the relationship does not go anywhere; when Shane is accused of a burglary at a house where he was doing community service, Nick is sceptical of his protests of innocence at first but believes Shane and supports him in court. Shane is jailed but released when Tug O'Neale confesses. Nick helps convince Shane not to go back to his old self-destructive behaviour. Nick convinces Shane to do work experience at the police station but this blows up in his face when Shane uses Nick's password to access confidential records and finds that his girlfriend Angel Brooks has a son. Nick mediates between the couple after Shane finds the discovery hard to take. Nick is involved in a minor car accident.

He joins a yoga class as part of his physiotheraphy, where he befriends local teacher Beth Armstrong. The pair arrange a date but Nick is shocked when Tug, one of Beth's pupils, confronts him and reveals he and Beth are in love and will start a relationship once he leaves school. Nick talks to Beth and she admits it is true. Beth leaves and Nick realises he wants to see more of the world than Summer Bay, he leaves. The character made it into the news when a female fan from the United Kingdom, named "Kate" mailed a letter addressed to "PC Nick Parish, Summer Bay, Australia". Though the letter did not have an official stamp, the British post office mailed it for free. Australia Post realised who the letter was delivered it to the Network Seven studios. Roberts said that he received plenty of fan mail from the UK, but he had never had one like Kate's letter; the letter read "Dear Nick We will be married next week Kate." Alex Cramb writing for Inside Soap said that Nick and Ryan were involved in a "tortured love triangle" that boasted scenes of "fantastic action".

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