Mayor's Questions disrupted

London Mayor Boris Johnson is facing questions from Assembly Members about planned changes to the fire service and its impact on the provision in the Capital. The conference was temporarily suspended after anti-cut protesters disrupted the event.


Mayor's Question Time suspended after protests

The London Mayor's Question Time was temporarily suspended after anti-cuts protesters disrupt the conference. The London Fire Brigade Union claimed the protesters were firefighters:


Amazing scenes: Mayor's Question Time suspended as gallery breaks out into chant of "No ifs, not buts, no fire service cuts."


Assembly members leave the chamber as Mayor's Question Time suspended. Massive anger directed towards mayor.


Incredible scenes at City Hall. Mayor's Question Time suspended as angry firefighters stand up and break into prolonged chant against cuts.

Mayor to face questions on emergency service cuts

Mayor of London Boris Johnson
Mayor of London Boris Johnson Credit: Reuters/Luke MacGregor

The Mayor of London is expected to face questions on proposed changes to the fire service when he faces assembly members later.

A consultation on the controversial plans to close 12 fire stations and cut 520 firefighters' jobs in London closed on Monday.

Unions have warned that some of the capital's most historic buildings will be at risk if the cuts go ahead.