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%.”