Tom Copley became Deputy Mayor for Housing in 2020 and oversees the Mayor’s £4.8bn Affordable Homes Programme, including ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ – the first-ever City Hall initiative dedicated to council homebuilding.
Tom also oversees the Mayor’s work to improve the private rented sector, and to commission services to support rough sleepers.
Before becoming a Deputy Mayor, Tom was a London Assembly London-wide List Member for eight years, serving as Chair of the Assembly’s housing committee and as Labour Group housing spokesperson. He also served on Lewisham Council, representing Sydenham.
Prior to his election to the Assembly, Tom worked for Hope not hate – an anti-fascist, anti-racist charity that works with communities to fight racism and hatred.
He is a trustee of Humanists UK, and New Diorama Theatre in Camden.