London's Mayor facing City Hall resistance

Opposition parties on the London Assembly are expected to gang-up on Boris Johnson tomorrow in a historic bid to try to overturn his plans for fare increases and fire station closures.

For the first time, Labour, Lib Dem and Green assembly members are expected to agree a joint amendment to the mayor's draft budget

City Hall, where the London Assembly will meet.
City Hall, where the London Assembly will meet. Credit: PA

The move requires a majority vote andis likely to be successful if at least 13 members of the 25-strong assembly joinforces.

However the mayor is unlikely to be troubled by the tactic - his original budget is expected to be approved at another meeting on February 25th when the opposition will be unable to muster the required majority of two thirds.

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