Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate Brian Paddick is to present a petition against post office closures to Downing Street today.
In a statement issued last night Paddick claimed Mayor Ken Livingstone had failed to meet Government ministers to discuss plans to close 169 post offices.
Mr Paddick called it “a disgrace that for the last six months, Ken Livingstone couldn’t be bothered to meet with Government ministers and find a way to save London’s post offices.”
“For a Labour Mayor to neglect the most vulnerable members of society, who rely heavily on the vital services provided by their local post office, shows gross disregard for his responsibilities as Mayor.”
The LibDem candidate claimed that his party was alone in campaigning to stop the closures, accusing Conservative and Labour governments of closing “thousands of post office branches.”
Both Mr Livingstone and Tory candidate Boris Johnson have attacked the proposed closures.
Mr Johnson has said “Londoners are being treated in an arrogant manner by this Government and their Mayor – who has failed time and again to stand up for their concerns. I will stand up for Londoners and urge everyone to get involved in the consultation so that closures do not go ahead.”
Mr Livingstone has threatened to seek a judicial review of the plans.