Bye bye, Brian – FBU thanks London voters for booting out Boris’s righthand man

by - 9th May 2012, 8.30 BST

Firefighters across the UK have thanked voters in London for kicking out a champion of privatisation in last week’s elections.

Voters in Barnet and Camden elected Andrew Dismore to replace Brian Coleman, Boris Johnson’s appointee as chair of the London Fire Authority, a position which also propelled him into a key role in the fire service nationally.

FBU general secretary Matt Wrack said: “We congratulate Andrews Dismore on his election. Firefighters from across the UK would like to thank the voters of Barnet and Camden for booting out Coleman.

“Firefighters are as glad to see the back of him as his former constituents are. London firefighters in particular will now be hoping for a fresh start for industrial relations in the London fire service.”