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Ken Livingstone, Labour's London Mayoral Candidate, in response to Boris Johnson's speech to the Tory Party Conference, said:

“Today we saw the real Boris Johnson – an out of touch Conservative, failing to put ordinary Londoners first on the issues that really affect them, from rising fares to police cuts. He gave no hope to Londoners facing another steep fare rise this January, which will mean bus fares are up 56% under a Tory mayor, and gave no hard commitment on police numbers, which are in fact due to fall by 1,800 according to his own Metropolitan Police figures. Under the Conservatives, Londoners are less well off and increasingly less safe under a moonlighting mayor who meets bankers more than the police. People in London are feeling the squeeze, but Boris Johnson doesn’t see it.”

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