As widely expected, Ken Livingstone today was named Labour candidate for the 2012 Mayoral election, taking 68.8% of the vote. He will face Boris Johnson, who earlier this month announced his intention to run again. In his victory speech, Livingstone praised Oona King, and vowed that, with her contribution, Labour would beat Boris. He spoke about his message of protecting the farepayer, describing Boris' increases as "unnecessary", and promised that under a Livingstone administration fares would "always be lower". He also vowed to restore the Western end of the congestion charge. He also called the 2012 election a chance to send a message to the Coalition government, that cuts to the economy are wrong.
Ken Livingstone Is Labour's Mayoral Candidate
Last Updated 24 September 2010