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The Labour leader Ed Miliband has denied claims he's being too slow to appoint a candidate for the next race to be London Mayor. ITV London news has learned that some party members are frustrated that the contest is still wide open, believing it could have an impact on Labour's chances.
Our political Correspondent Simon Harris reports.
Ed Miliband has said tackling the cost of living crisis should be the number one priority for any politician in London.
The Labour leader said the "cost of living crisis" was massive for people across the capital, insisting they need a government to stand up for them and not the "privileged few".
Speaking to ITV London, Mr Miliband said Labour were already planning to tackle the cost of living by "abolishing the bedroom tax, tackling energy bills and strengthening the national minimum wage".
Labour leader Ed Miliband has described Boris Johnson as a "good showman but not a very good mayor".
Speaking to ITV London, Mr Miliband said that while the London Mayor was a "fun guy" it was not enough to be a good Mayor.
However, the Labour leader insisted comedian Eddie Izzard - who has announced his intention to stand as London Mayor - was welcome to stand for Labour in the 2020 contest.