LibDem supporters have denied that their candidate for Mayor has copied policies for the promotion and representation of London’s licensed taxi trade from Conservative rival Boris Johnson.
Yesterday we reported that Mr Johnson had accused Paddick of offering Londoners “a copycat Mayor” after the LibDem candidate said he would give drivers a seat on the Transport for London board and promised consultation to license or ban pedicabs in London.
Speaking yesterday Johnson said “It is flattering that Brian Paddick has used his first policy launch to endorse my plans for black cabs in London. What Londoners are calling out for is a change of Mayor, not a copycat Mayor.”
However LibDem supporters have said the policies were first suggested by their candidate in the 2004 elections Simon Hughes in a press release issues on 12th June 2003.