In Boris Johnson’s second term as Mayor (May 2012-2016), Kit Malthouse is the Deputy Mayor with
responsibility for promoting London businesses, jobs, apprenticeships and economic growth, and is London’s
spokesperson on economic issues. He is a qualified accountant and runs several of his own businesses.
After completing his degree in politics and economics at Newcastle, Kit qualified as a Chartered Accountant.
In 1998 he was elected to Westminster City Council. Kit was then elected as Deputy Leader of the Council and
was appointed Cabinet member for Finance. During the five years he remained in this job he increased council
reserves by more than í50m and delivered one of the lowest council tax levels in the country.
He was elected to the London Assembly on 1 May 2008, representing the West Central Constituency
(Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster boroughs) and was appointed Deputy
Mayor for Policing and Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority in October 2008