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Does public transport hold the key to the mayoral election campaign?

Does public transport hold the key to the mayoral election campaign?

by Holly Smith / 26 Sep 2011 13:26

Boris bikes, bendy buses, Bob Crow; whatever other issues the London mayoral candidates have to deal with, it's fair to say that public transport is universal. Pretty much every Londoner uses it and they all have their own opinion on it. Nothing whips up a frenzy of tutting and under the breath mutterings like a delay on the Circle line or, god forbid, a tube being taken out of service.

Perhaps that's why Ken

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Ken's back on the attack

Ken's back on the attack

by Amber Elliott / 25 Sep 2011 16:44

Ken Livingstone was rather quietly spoken in his address to Labour conference this afternoon. His words were anything but.

His main message was about reclaiming London for the people – at times it echoed Ed Miliband’s ‘vested interest’ argument.

His other theme was… Boris Johnson.

Well, anti-Boris Johnson to be exact.

Tessa Jowell, introducing Ken, spoke about how the party had to make sure that it was “not just a

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The launch of YourKen

The launch of YourKen

by Simon Fletcher / 22 Aug 2011 08:46

Today marks a big step forward for Labour in London and Ken Livingstone’s campaign to win back City Hall, with the launch of our online volunteer tool, YourKen.org

YourKen takes it to a different level, empowering the group of people who have made an incredible difference since we started – our volunteers.

YourKen will enable the Ken volunteer community across London to do more: organise campaigning events, get

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Exclusive Ken Livingstone extracts

Exclusive Ken Livingstone extracts

by Amber Elliott / 18 Aug 2011 09:09

You'll have to buy the next issue of Total Politics to read my full interview with Ken Livingstone, but here are few choice quotes to whet your appetite:

Asked why people should vote for him, Ken jokes: "It's a simple choice between good and evil – I don't think it's been so clear since the great struggle between Churchill and Hitler… The people that don't vote for me will be weighed in the

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The riots in quotes

The riots in quotes

by Fern Tomlinson / 08 Aug 2011 11:58

Monday:

David Lammy MP:  “For every person on camera throwing stones there will be 1,000 others off camera rebuilding what has been destroyed. This is the Tottenham I was born in, the Tottenham I grew up in and that I live in”. (Mirror)

Nick de Bois MP:  Those involved in the riots “moved into residential streets once the police got near and got into Golf GTIs to speed to their next

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	Has Boris got a good enough story to tell?

Has Boris got a good enough story to tell?

by Ben Duckworth / 23 May 2011 12:38

I've just caught up with an interview with Boris Johnson in the ipsos MORI Understanding Society report which came out at the end of last week. Below is an extract from an exchange between the London Mayor and Ashish Prashar from the pollster.

AP: What is your biggest achievement so far and what do you want your legacy to be as London Mayor?

Boris: I think the most visible was unquestionably flooding the

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The curious liaisons of our members of Parliament

The curious liaisons of our members of Parliament

by Patrick Macfarlane / 17 Mar 2011 11:06

Ken Livingstone and Hugo Chávez

The former London mayor brokered a deal with Chávez in February 2007 to give advice to the Venezuelan government, in return for cheap fuel for the London bus fleet, which helped to keep fares down until the deal was cancelled by incumbent Boris Johnson.

The mayor’s office also promised to “actively and efficiently promote Venezuela’s image in the UK”. Since then, Livingstone has acted as an advisor

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