Boris Johnson has sought to reassure London voters that he supports the Freedom Pass after reports that Labour campaigners have been telling voters that he intends to scrap it.
In a statement issued today Mr Johnson accused Labour of “dirty tricks” which “play on the most vulnerable in our society”.
Mr Johnson said “Our seniors have paid into the system all their lives and deserve free travel – something that is awarded by the London Boroughs and not by the Mayor in any case.
“I support the London Boroughs who give free travel to the over 60’s. I will work with them to extend it to operate 24 hours a day – a pledge the current Mayor has failed to deliver on.
“In the last few days remaining of the campaign I urge Londoners to seek out my real views on issues of concern to them and not be mislead by what Ken Livingstone and his Labour Party tell them”.