Ken Livingstone has been meeting shoppers and commuters in Sothwark today as his regular series of ‘Tell Ken’ events arrived in City Hall’s home borough.
As part of his campaign to “win back” City Hall, the former Mayor is visiting each of the capital’s local boroughs and takes part in a Q&A with local residents.
Aides say the campaign has already visited half of the boroughs and the remainder will be visited in the coming weeks.
Livingstone was joined by Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman as he took his message of ‘unfair’ fare increases to commuters using London Bridge underground station.
Labour are hoping unhappiness at fare increases imposed by Mayor Boris Johnson will translate into votes for their candidate at next year’s Greater London Authority elections.
In May a City Hall survey revealed 48% of Londoners thought fares were “most in need of improvement” – up from 36% in 2009 – when asked to identify issues of concern to them.
The Mayor has previously defended the increases as the only way to provide the “vital” money needed for new schemes and improvements to the capital’s public transport infrastructure.
Mr Livingstone also visited Southwark College where he toured facilities funded by local developers and met shoppers at Elephant and Castle and the Walworth Road.