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MetiNews.Com - London’s “Night Czar” Amy Lamé has brushed off calls to quit after industry figures criticised her response to the coronavirus crisis.

Uk news Night Czar hits back over calls to quit following lockdown criticism London news

MetiNews.Com - London’s “Night Czar” Amy Lamé has brushed off calls to quit after industry figures criticised her response to the coronavirus crisis.

Uk news  Night Czar hits back over calls to quit following lockdown criticism London news
02 August 2020 - 14:32

Breaking News ! ES News email The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday - Friday plus breaking news updates Enter your email address Continue Please enter an email address Email address is invalid Fill out this field Email address is invalid You already have an account. Please log in. Register with your social account or click here to log in I would like to receive lunchtime headlines Monday - Friday plus breaking news alerts, by email Update newsletter preferences London’s “Night Czar” Amy Lamé has brushed off calls to quit after industry figures criticised her response to the coronavirus crisis. More than 800 people have signed a petition accusing Lamé of not “understanding the far-reaching implications of the lockdown”, and for failing to be a “vocal, visible and powerful” advocate for the night-time economy. They are calling on Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to remove her from her £83,169 post, either by replacing her or abolishing the role altogether. The comedian and radio presenter has faced regular criticism since she was appointed as the capital’s first Night Czar in 2016, with some industry figures accusing her of inaction in the face of widespread venue closures. Read more PM 'orders work to avoid second lockdown' as cases surge- LIVE In an interview with the Observer, Lamé said the latest hostility was “unpleasant” but added: “People will have their opinions, but I will be judged by the work that I do. “Different people have different ideas of [how to do] it, but I’ve got 25 years-plus experience in running my own business, my own nightclub. My background is in advocating for venues: I helped save what is perhaps the most iconic LGBTQ+ venue in the country.” In 2018 Lamé helped secure the future of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, where she also presented the club night Duckie. Joe Haycocks, who created the petition, wrote: “Amy’s response to Covid-19 has been extremely disappointing, and has not inspired any confidence in why she receives a salary of £83,169.

. (PA Archive/PA Images) “There has been very little press or media coverage featuring her, at a time that our Industry really needs vocal, visible and powerful leaders. “Due to the lack of media attention and voice, it’s hard to see that she really understands the far-reaching implications of the lockdown in the wider music and arts scene surrounding nightlife; from festival promoters, agents, artists to the whole infrastructure supply chain.” Mr Haycocks said that the “petition is for the role to be abolished, or for Amy to be replaced with someone that will take a far more active role as a defender and supporter for nightlife”. It was hoped the night tube would boost London's evening economy (PA) However, in a later comment he wrote: “I have had a very positive phone call with Amy just now, who, as I had no doubt about is definitely passionate about London's nightlife - and who is keen to keep this conversation moving forward in order to help her to help us.” Read more Night Czar Amy Lamé to ride Tube until 1am holding 'surgeries' Lamé said: “All I can do is listen. Like I did with the guy who started the petition: I called him up and said: ‘Let’s talk’. I have a kind ear and an open-door policy. If we can help, we will. If we can’t we will signpost you towards where to access that help.”

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