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Kit Malthouse

Department: The Office of Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Position: Deputy Mayor, Policing

Last Updated: Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Kit Malthouse is Deputy Mayor, Policing. Elected to the London Assembly in May 2008 Malthouse was appointed Deputy Mayor for Policing. He has delivered Boris Johnson’s campaign policies of putting hundreds more crime fighters on the transport network, assertive action on knife crime and “crime mapping” – the use and public availability of electronic maps showing crime hot spots.

Now Vice Chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority, Malthouse has overseen a comprehensive restructuring of that body, and was instrumental in the departure of Sir Ian Blair. In addition Malthouse has told the Met to reduce its £3.5 billion budget by £472 million over three years. Malthouse has been highly influential in encouraging the Mayor to pursue the idea of a new airport in the Thames Estuary, a policy Malthouse first proposed in an article for The Times in November 2007.

He was elected to Westminster City Council in 1998. He was variously head of social services, Deputy Leader and the Cabinet member for Finance. Malthouse claimed that if Westminster was allowed to spend its central government grant as it wished it could reasonably hope to ditch council tax altogether. Born in 1966 and brought up in Liverpool, Kit Malthouse attended Liverpool College, an independent school.

He has a degree in politics and economics from Newcastle University. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he worked with Touche Ross and co (now Deloittes). He became Finance Director of the Cannock Group, leading the management buyout of County Holdings, which he chairs. Malthouse is a founder and director of Alpha Strategic PLC, a listed hedge fund investment company. He has in the past sought selection as a Conservative Parliamentary candidate. There is early talk of him being a contender for the Mayoral nomination when Johnson has moved on.

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