Conservative Mayoral Candidate Steve Norris has attacked the Liberal Democrats after they distributed party newspapers linking him directly to the Potters Bar rail disaster.
The paper shows an image of a smiling Mr Norris adjacent to one showing a body being lifted out of the wreckage. The associated article has the headline “Voters reject Jarvis boss”
Mr Norris, who is Chairman of rail maintenance firm Jarvis, reacted angrily at the move saying: “For the Liberal Democrats to resort to such dishonest, cynical tactics shows how desperate they are.”
The newspaper, which will have been seen by LibDem Mayoral Candidate Simon Hughes before it was approved, is being distributed to every home in London by party workers.
Norris promised voters that he would “run a positive campaign on the issues that matter to Londoners, not smears.”