Since entering the Assembly in 2000, as member for West Central, Ms Bray had led attacks against the congestion charge and fought for a better Olympic funding deal. She was re-elected in 2004 with an increased majority and prior to her election at today's group meeting she had served as deputy group leader.
Ms Bray said:
'I look forward to leading the opposition to Ken Livingstone on the London Assembly. The next mayoral and assembly elections are going to be a huge challenge and present us with our best opportunity yet to shift Mr Livingstone's dreadful regime. I believe Londoners desperately want and need a change at the top.'