|Ken in Hammersmith this morning|
Ken Livingstone, the man hoping to unseat Boris tomorrow, was in Hammersmith on King Street this morning meeting voters.
It's far from being the first time Ken has visited our borough during this election campaign. Both men have criss crossed Hammersmith & Shepherd's Bush to try and make the most of what both see as the big issues dividing Labour and Conservatives here.
He delivered a stump speech in which he sought to hammer home is message on tube and bus fares:
“It’s 24 hours to vote to cut the fares. By voting Labour Londoners can change the fares they have to pay. In less than half an hour if you are an average London fare-payer, you can make yourself £1,000 on Thursday. Those who live in outer London can make even more.He then ambled off for a walk about in the town centre and pressed the flesh. To be honest the result is probably already decided by now but it's clear both of the main contenders are going to take it to the wire. Results are due sometime on friday afternoon/early evening I'm told.
“The only guarantee you get with Tory Boris Johnson would be another four years of above inflation fare increases. Why else would the Tory Mayor refuse to reveal any details of his fares policy if he wasn’t planning a huge fare hike?
”I’ll make millions Londoners better off with a £1000 fare cut, EMA for London, new childcare support, a cut in Londoner’s energy bills and more police on the street. A vote for Labour will reverse the disastrous Tory policies that brought us a double dip recession, fare increases and police cuts and made Londoners worse off.
“Don’t let the Tories get away with it – vote Labour in London tomorrow.”