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100 days on: An embarrassment'

PUBLISHED: 16:21 06 August 2008 | UPDATED: 11:47 12 August 2010

CRITICS have slammed London Mayor Boris Johnson branding his first 100 days in office as an embarrassment . Members of the opposition parties

CRITICS have slammed London Mayor Boris Johnson branding his first 100 days in office as "an embarrassment".

Members of the opposition parties claim that the Mayor has made significant blunders in his first three months including hiring Ray Lewis who was accused of misconduct.

London Liberal Democrat Assembly Member, Caroline Pidgeon said: "There have been some embarrassments for Boris in the last three months. Firstly, he forgot the existence of a memo outlining the financial support from government for the 2012 Olympics.

"Also he hired, and then fired, advisors and what he claimed were to be independent advisers to advise him on finance turned out to nothing of the sort. He seems to have relied on the Tory's favourite think tank, the Policy Exchange, to come up with all his ideas."

Labour's leader on the London Assembly for Greenwich and Lewisham, Len Duvall said: "The transparency he promised has simply failed to materialise - if anything there is more obscurity than under the previous regime, despite this being a key plank of Boris' manifesto. He has faced the enforced resignations of two key appointments under dubious circumstances in his first seven weeks."

A spokesman for Mr Johnson was unavailable for comment.

marina.soteriou@archant.co.uk

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