London Mayor and Assembly candidates announced


The names of candidates standing for the London Assembly and as Mayor of London have been announced by London Elects, the body which oversees elections to City Hall. There are seven candidates standing for Mayor including front runners Boris Johnson (Conservative) and Ken Livingstone (Labour). Other candidates are: Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat), Jenny Jones (Green), […]

Ken Livingstone promises to freeze congestion charge for four years

Mr Livingstone says he would cut fares if elected in May

Ken Livingstone says he would freeze the Congestion Charge for the next four years if he returns to City Hall in May. The former Mayor made the pledge as he unveiled his transport manifesto, which also contains a commitment to introduce a new “smart parking system” which would allow drivers to find available parking spaces […]

London’s Liberal Democrats unveil fares policies

Today's poll puts Paddick fourth with just 5% of the vote

Bus passengers would be able to make as many journeys as they like within one hour under fares proposals put forward by London’s Liberal Democrats. Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick has unveiled six fares initiatives he says would allow London’s public transport users to save money. In addition to allowing passengers to change buses without paying […]

Johnson campaign calls on Londoners to fund legal defence

The disputed posters were issued by Johnson's 'Not Ken Again' campaign

Boris Johnson’s re-election campaign has called on Londoners to donate to a legal “fighting fund” after RMT union ‘s General Secretary Bob Crow threatened it with legal action over campaign posters. The union has written to Mr Johnson’s campaign calling for the withdrawal of posters it said portrays Mr Crow “as part of a corrupt […]

Cycle Hire funding: TfL says “nothing” yet received from Westfield


MayorWatch reader Lawrence Weetman has forwarded me Transport for London’s response to an FOI request he made about the cycle hire scheme’s funding. The response, dated March 23rd, contains what seems to be a significant new piece of information, namely that “nothing has been received to date” from Westfield for the scheme’s expansion to its […]