Mayor of London ken Livingstone has launched his Mayoral manifesto today. Mr Livingstone was joined by Prime Minister Tony Blair who said he was "proud" of the Mayor’s record in office.
Mr Livingstone announced that if re-elected he he will continue to add uniformed officers to the ranks of the Metropolitan Police Service and appealed to voters to give him a Labour team on the Assembly to ensure that his policies can be implemented.
He described his manifesto as "a programme for the whole of our city, inner and outer. It is a vision of a safer London with tough policies to deal with crime, but reflecting the wider needs of Londoners for clean air, decent public transport and affordable childcare."
His key campaign pledges are:
1. Local police teams for London neighbourhoods
2. Better buses in every part of London
3. Later Underground services on Fridays and Saturdays
4. Free bus travel for under-18s
5. Affordable childcare
6. Cleaner air