London Mayor Ken Livingstone, today launched his transport policies for the next four years, and pointed to ‘clear dividing lines’ between his proposals and those of Tory candidate Steve Norris.
Mr Livingstone said: ‘There is a clear dividing line on transport between myself and Steve Norris. The policies I have set out today build on the improvements of the last four years, whereas Steve Norris wants to cancel the congestion charge, cut expenditure on buses, and cancel most of the major transport schemes such as the Thames Gateway Bridge and the extensions to the Docklands Light Railway and the Croydon Tramlink.’
Claiming a success with his first term Bus policies, Livingstone pointed to research by independent pollsters MORI showed that 61 per cent of people who use buses say the services have improved and 73 per cent of Londoners think the central London congestion charging scheme has been effective.
The release of the full manifesto will take place on 1 June.