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Writer, broadcaster, DJ, performer and campaigner becomes London's first ever Night Czar

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Writer, broadcaster, DJ, performer and campaigner Amy Lamé has been named London's first ever Night Czar.

Night Czar, Amy Lame Credit: PA

The part-time, £35,000 per year role was created to champion London’s nightlife both in the UK and internationally and work with the night time industries, local authorities, the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London.

Night Czar, Amy Lame

It’s a privilege to be London’s very first Night Czar. I can’t wait to hit the streets and have loads of ideas of what I can do for revellers, night-time workers, businesses and stakeholders.

For too long, the capital’s night-time industry has been under pressure - music venues and nightclubs in particular are closing at an alarming rate.

With the advent of the Night Tube, and the Mayor’s commitment to protect iconic venues across the city, I’m confident that I can inspire a positive change in the way people think about the night time economy.

I look forward to bringing together local authorities, the police, Transport for London and many other people from across the night time industries to transform London into a truly 24-hour city.

– Amy Lame, Night Czar

I’m absolutely delighted to announce the appointment of London’s first-ever Night Czar. The recent closure of the world-famous nightclub Fabric and the threats facing other venues across the capital show why Amy will be a much-needed ambassador for the city after dark.

Amy is a fantastic hire who will give a big boost to our city’s flourishing nightlife which already attracts millions of visitors each year.

Her proven track-record of helping save venues, her first-hand experience of the industry over the last two decades as well as her love for London and its nightlife are what make her such a great candidate for the role.

She is in an ideal position to work together with venues, authorities, developers and revellers enjoying a night out to solve difficult issues and get new and creative projects going.

– Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London