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Paddick calls on Labour voters to support him over Livingstone

With just three days to go before election day, London Liberal Democrat mayoral candidate Brian Paddick has called on Labour voters to vote for him as a positive alternative to Ken Livingstone.

Ken Livingstone has run a divisive campaign and has been criticised by a number of Labour figures. These include Lord Alan Sugar, who said that no one should vote for him, and Labour peer Lord Robert Winston, star of the party’s latest election broadcast, who called Livingstone ‘a tricky character’ with ‘extremely unhealthy views’.

It follows a desperate and divisive campaign by the Labour candidate, in which he made crude comments about homosexuality and Jews, has been utterly hypocritical over his personal tax affairs and promised an undeliverable fares cut.

Brian Paddick said: “I understand why many Labour supporters are struggling with the thought of backing Ken Livingstone and his divisive and opportunistic politics.

“My message to you is: if you want a positive alternative to Boris Johnson, if you want real change, vote for me.

“I have a positive vision for London – a massive social home building programme; realistic fare cuts targeted at those who need help the most; a positive alternative to gangs for our young people; and electric buses and taxis by 2020.

“I have the experience to make London safe and the vision to make London fairer and greener.”

Find out more about Brian Paddick and the London Liberal Democrats’ policies here: