London Mayor Ken Livingstone used his Friday night election broadcast to appeal to Londoners to reject the British National Party.
Mr Livingstone said during the broadcast: ‘All politicians ask you to vote for them. I am asking you just to go out and vote. And the reason is that we face the real threat here of a BNP – British National Party – member being elected if the turnout is low.’
Labour activists also handed out leaflets on Friday to remind Londoners about the danger of a BNP victory. In it Livingstone says: ‘The latest polls show that the fascist BNP could win a seat on the London Assembly on June 10. I want to urge you to use your vote to stop this happening.
Every poll of Londoners’ opinions finds that we like the diversity here. Many of the things that bring jobs and prosperity into London are based on our amazing array of cultures and people.
Over 300 languages are spoken here. London is a prime location for international investment. We all benefit from London’s diversity.
Vote against the BNP on June 10.’