Here at Tory Troll, we intend to be punctilious in our following of Boris Johnson's every move. With that in mind we are today launching the BoJo Attendometer©
The Bojo Attendometer© uses the latest technology to bring to you best available industry statistics on No-Show BoJo. Evaluation of the appropriate data, by leading experts has shown that Boris' current rate of attendance at City Hall meetings is 50%. It is very early days of course, but this data is broadly in line with previous statistics.
And if current projections continue, Boris looks likely to match or even exceed his previous record.
In fact earlier studies have shown that our new Mayor has a tendency to a narrow majority of non-attendance. In his other job Boris has attended 45% of the votes in the Houses of Parliament, a figure well below the average for MPs. Data for his many other jobs is not available, although anecdotal evidence appears consistent.
So although his level on the Attendometer© is unlikely to be quite as bad as 45% after four years in the job, you can rely on us here at the Tory Troll to continue to monitor the figures.
Question Time 21/05/08: Attended
Standards Committee 20/05/08: Bunked