Conservative Mayoral Candidate Boris Johnson has promised greater transparency and an end to “cronyism” if he becomes Mayor next month. The undertakings came as Mr Johnson launched his latest manifesto titled ‘Making London’s Mayor More Accountable’.
Mr Johnson claimed that throughout hi campaigning “I have heard time and again that Londoners have not only lost trust in Ken Livingstone, but also in the office of the Mayor.”
Blaming this loss of trust on his rival’s “extravagant spending on publicity, his overseas jaunts at the taxpayers’ expense, and recent questions over his closest advisers” Mr Johnson promised if elected he would “restore trust in City Hall by introducing a series of measures designed to make my Mayoralty more accountable, and spending more transparent.”
In an attempt to reinforce his message that Mr Livingstone doesn’t deserve a third term Johnson pledged to run for a maximum of two terms “because leading this great city is a privilege, not a right.”