Commenting on Boris Johnson’s election as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip and the announcement he will serve in the Prime Minister’s political cabinet, Leader of the London Assembly Labour Group Len Duvall AM said:
“Despite what he says, now that Boris Johnson has broken his promise to Londoners and run off to Parliament, there’s a real risk he will focus his efforts on his parliamentary role and chasing his next big job.
“The majority of Londoners voted against this Government. What they now need is a Mayor who will stand up and protect the capital from the worst excesses of the incoming Government, it’s very doubtful they will get this from Boris Johnson.
“London needs a Mayor who will fight for the capital, not one focused on setting up their next career move.”