04
June
2020
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18:44
Europe/Amsterdam

City Corporation statement on Black Lives Matter

In response to the death of George Floyd, the City of London Corporation has today (4 June) published the following joint statement.

We are shocked and saddened by the senseless death of George Floyd.

The City of London Corporation is committed to equality, inclusivity and diversity and we stand in solidarity with BAME colleagues and communities.

We understand it is not enough to say we are against racism but we have to work to eradicate all forms of racism in all that we do.

This is why we have signed the Race at Work Charter and we aim to be a leader in diversity and reflect the communities we serve across London and the UK.

We pledge to fulfil our responsibility to create a fair and inclusive society.

Black Lives Matter.

Lord Mayor of London William Russell

Policy Chair Catherine McGuinness

Establishment Committee Chair Edward Lord

Police Authority Board Chairman James Thomson

ENDS

Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk