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
2 3 4 5 6

Latest London politics news

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II on a tour of the City and Islington College in 2012.

Jeremy Corbyn has declined an invitation to be sworn in to the Privy Council amid continued uncertainty over whether he will declare allegiance in person to the Queen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Oxford Street has been called the most polluted street in Britain (Photo: Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images)

Five major candidates for Mayor of London, including Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith and Sian Berry, have said they would close Oxford Street to traffic.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his first keynote speech on day three of the Labour Party annual conference. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Jeremy Corbyn is due to speak at a protest against postal cuts in Manchester today, as his rival party meets in the city for its conference.

Monday, October 5, 2015
Police ushered the Mayor into the conference as protesters heckled and jeered (Photo: Mark McGowan/YouTube)

Mayor of London Boris Johnson was pelted with plastic balls as he arrived at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester today.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Zac Goldsmith will face Sadiq Khan in the battle for London in May 2016 (Picture: PA Images)

Environmentalist Richmond Park MP and Tory girls’ dreamboy Zac Goldsmith has been picked as the Conservative Party’s candidate for London Mayor, winning the contest with 70% of the vote. Here London24 brings you some of the funniest Twitter reactions to his selection.

Monday, September 28, 2015
View from Commercial Street of how Bishopsgate goodsyard development will look

A battle for the heart of east London has now switched to City Hall in a manoeuvre to get Boris Johnson to push through the controversial Bishopsgate goodsyard development before he steps down as Mayor of London next May.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Line-Up Events


You'll be stocked up on toiletries  for a while!

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more.

Read more
You could be splashing the cash at Topshop!

Just imagine what you could do with £1,000 to spend at Topshop.

Read more

Latest Tech News