Wandsworth Labour Turns Out For Fare Deal Ken’s Pledge
Labour Party activists were out across Wandsworth today to take part in one of the most intense days of campaigning the Mayoral election has seen, with a series of activities aimed at focusing the debate firmly on Ken’s Fare Deal Pledge.
Under his Fare Deal pledge Ken Livingstone is promising to cut fares by 7% and slash a bus fare from £1.35 to £1.20 if elected Mayor of London on May 3rd, in a move that would save the average Londoner £1000 over the next four years. Ken has pledged that if he has failed cut fares by 7% by October 7% he will resign.
Ken Livingstone said: “This is a grassroots movement to make Londoners better off by cutting their fares, after years of above-inflation rises. With just one vote in the ballot box on May 3rd, Londoners have the unique opportunity to make themselves £1000 better off over the next four years. Today we are making clear to commuters across the capital the simple choice they face in three weeks’ time.
Londoners want a Mayor that will do everything they can to ease the squeeze that far too many ordinary Londoners are facing. My fares policy is symbolic of the way in which I will stand up for the 99% rather than the 1%.”