London elections: Boris Johnson held to account by Labour-dominated Assembly

18:34 05 May 2012

The body responsible for scrutinising re-elected Tory Mayor of London Boris Johnson will be dominated by Labour politicians.

The make-up for the 25-member London Assembly is Labour 12, Conservative nine, Lib Dem two and Green two.

Each voter could vote for an individual candidate to represent their constituency, as well as for a party or independent candidate to represent the whole of London.

Eleven seats on the London Assembly are allocated to parties or independent candidates based on their London-wide share of the vote.

Only parties securing more than five per cent of the vote were eligible for a seat.

Based on the numbers, the UK Independence Party was less than 0.5 per cent short of claiming a seat.

The result is a four-seat gain for Labour from the 2008 election, with the Tories down by two and the Lib Dems losing one. The Green stay on the same number as before.

The London-wide Assembly members elected are: Andrew Boff (C), Gareth Bacon (C), Victoria Borwick (C), Nicky Gavron (Lab), Murad Qureshi (Lab), Fiona Twycross (Lab), Tom Copley (Lab), Caroline Pidgeon (LD), Stephen Knight (LD), Jenny Jones (Green), Darren Johnson (Green).

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London politics news

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Lord Sewel resigns from the House of Lords (Picture: PA Images)

Lord Sewel has quit the House of Lords after video footage emerged of him allegedly taking cocaine with two prostitutes in his London flat, even snorting a line off one woman’s breasts.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Commons Speaker John Bercow spent nearly £400 on a chauffeur-driven journey to speak about restoring reputation after the expenses scandal (Picture: PA Images)

Commons Speaker John Bercow took a chauffeur-driven car to a conference 0.7 miles from Parliament which cost the taxpayer a staggering £172.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Fleet Primary School. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A counter-terrorism agency has intervened at a Hampstead primary school where a child was deemed at risk of being drawn into Islamic extremism.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
New late-night club licences will be harder to get under Hackney Council's plans (Picture: Dalston Superstore)

Plans by Hackney Council to curtail late night licences in the popular clubbing spots of Shoreditch and Dalston will threaten the area’s “star power”, according to campaigners fighting the proposals.

Monday, June 29, 2015
Protesters at an earlier anti-austerity demo in Berlin in March (Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Owen Jones, Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn and Green MP Caroline Lucas are all at a rally in Trafalgar Square to show solidarity with Greece this evening.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Police clashed with disabled protesters in the lobby of the House of Commons (Photo: Debbie Jolly/PA Wire)

Police have been accused of “heavy handed tactics” as they blocked disabled protesters, many in wheelchairs, from entering the House of Commons chamber during Prime Minister’s Questions today.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

You could be zooming around a track of your choice!

Are you a competitive adrenaline junkie with a need for speed? Or looking for a fun family day out?

Read more
Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Read more
Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more