Ken Livingstone has said Londoners face a choice at next month’s elections between continued investment in bus services under him and “total chaos” under Conservative rival Boris Johnson.
In the latest of a series of attempts to connect Johnson with past Conservative governments Mr Livingstone’s campaign said their candidate had delivered improvements to bus services in the capital after “a 14 year decline thanks to neglect and hostility by Margaret Thatcher’s government.”
Speaking earlier today Mr Livingstone said his rival’s bus policies had “descended from farce to total chaos” after Mr Johnson’s costings for a new bus to replace the Routemaster and the reintroduction of conductors had been questioned by a number of analysts, media outlets and independent experts.
Livingstone commented “after his performance on Newsnight every well informed Londoner knows that Johnson hasn’t a clue how much his bus policy will cost. It’s time to end this farce and for Boris Johnson to come clean – he has no idea what he would do with London’s bus services or how much it would cost.”