Ken Livingstone comments on election coverage and what the future holds.
Ken Livingstone retires from politics
Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone agree to publish all earnings and taxes paid in the past four years.
Londoners from all demographics are more likely tothink that Boris, rather than Ken, will be elected as Mayor in May.
Notably, just 57% of people who would vote for Ken, think he is more likely than Boris to be elected. This compares to 85% of people who would vote for Boris who think Boris is more likely to be elected.
Our Exclusive London Tonight poll with LBC Radio and the Evening Standard shows Londonersfrom all social groups are more to think that Ken understands the lives of‘people like me’ than Boris.
Londoners from both inner boroughs (40%) and outer boroughs (30%) are more likely to think that Ken understands the lives of ‘people like me’, thanBoris (24% and 28% respectively)
Similarly, Londoners from all socialgroups are more likely to think that Ken rather than Boris is in touch with theneeds of ordinary people.
Is in touch with the needs of ordinary people
Boris Johnson: 26%
Ken Livingstone: 38%
Don’t know: 10%
Our exclusive poll by ComRes, commissioned by London Tonight, the Evening Standard and LBC nearly half of Londoners say they are less likely to vote for Ken Livingstone because of allegations over tax avoidance.
Half of people interviewed after the ‘Liftgate’ row say they are unlikely to vote for Ken as a result of allegations. This is compared to 44% of Londoners we interviewed beforehand (44%).
Our exclusive poll by ComRes, commissioned by London Tonight, the Evening Standard and LBC, suggests the "liftgate" scandal may have cost Ken Livingstone votes. Half of people interviewed after ‘Liftgate’ (51%) say they are unlikely to vote for him as a result of the allegations.
This is compared to 44% of those interviewed beforehand.
Ken Livingstone said today:
"I will lodge the details for the last four years with an independent body or individual, to be published simultaneously when all four main candidates have provided them."
"I will set out income to my company over the last four years, how much my wife and I received and how much tax was paid."
"Full household income and tax must be released by all candidates because the question of the overall household income and tax has continuously been the subject. This fully meets the terms agreed on Newsnight."
Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone apparently squared up to each other in a lift at a London radio station earlier today. The angry confrontation followed a live debate with fellow mayoral candidates Brian Paddick and Jenny Jones. Daisy Gray has the full story.
With just over four weeks till election day the London radio station LBC97.3 is hosting the first broadcast event of the campaign season - with both Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone present.
Also taking questions from listeners in London are the Liberal Democrats' Brian Paddick and the Green party's Jenny Jones. The one-hour session with callers started at 9am, hosted by LBC presenter Nick Ferrari.
Some London mayoral candidates have been giving their reaction to Brian Paddick's comments about Ken Livingstone.
The Conservative camp have been quick to agree with Brian Paddick's comments about Ken Livingstone. A spokesperson for Boris Johnson said:
"Ken Livingstone only knows one type of politics - the politics of division.
"His deeply offensive attacks on Jewish people, bankers and political opponents are deliberate political calculations to attempt to gain more votes in one area, than he thinks he will lose in another.
"In contrast Boris Johnson is a Mayor for all Londoners. He treats all Londoners equally. Putting 1,000 more police on the street makes Londoners safer for all."