Mayor of London Boris Johnson has revived Tory calls for the Government to impose a two-term limit on future Mayors.
Mr Johnson has written to Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hazel Blears claiming that a statutory limit would “give Londoners a mayoral system which is accountable and open”.
The Conservative party and Liberal Democrats previously attempted to introduce a term limit through the House of Lords in an amendment to the Greater London Authority Bill.
Johnson, who has vowed to serve only two terms if re-elected in 2012, claims “‘Without any limits on the number of times an individual can serve as Mayor, there is a real danger of cronyism, misconduct and corruption at City Hall. Londoners deserve better than that”