Progressive London, the “cross community group” set up by former Mayor Ken Livingstone is set to publish a report later today on Boris Johnson’s first year as Mayor.
It is expected the report will highlight a number of election promises unfulfilled by Johnson, including his lack of progress in negotiating a no-strike deal with Tube unions and his “failure to deliver his promise to fully fund four more rape crisis centres”.
The report is also likely to condemn the Mayor for the decision to end the Western extension of the Congestion Charge, a move Progressive London says will cost London taxpayers and Transport for London £50-70 million per year.
There’s also likely to be criticism of Johnson’s support for an airport in the Thames estuary which is being championed by the Mayor despite him axing a number of transport projects on the grounds of them having no realistic chance of being taken forward.
Speaking on Thursday night, Mr Livingstone said: “We are already one quarter of the way through a Tory mayoral term and it has been spent vigorously defending bankers, campaigning against the richest contributing a little more to help us all through hard times and running to the aid of the biggest polluters – whilst putting up fares for public transport users, slashing transport investment and making little or no progress on building cheap homes for Londoners.”