On Monday hundreds of people packed the Old Vic Tunnels in Waterloo for a rally to mark the beginning of the official campaign period for the London Mayoral Election. Why they went there is in the end why we in the Labour Party do what we do every day, because Londoners deserve better and the thousands of volunteers on this campaign don’t want to sit on the sidelines, but stand up and fight for change.
Over the last year the Ken campaign has done something unique. We’ve put supporters right at the heart of our campaign. We’ve created a volunteer site to hear and share opinions, allowed people to vote on what our campaign priorities should be, engaged week by week with briefings, socials and events, we even announced our fares policy by text message to people who had signed up.
As a result we’ve had record numbers of people working on this campaign, with hundreds of people at event after event.
At the very heart of all of this is the desire for London and Londoners to be better off and they will be better off under Ken. In the meantime London’s Tory Mayor has championed the slashing of the 50% tax rate for a few Londoners paid for by taxing pensioners, whilst millions suffer his high fares.
Yesterday Ken stepped aboard the “Fare Deal Express” as we take our message to every London Borough over the next 2 weeks.
This weekend we want to take our message to the doorstep and are holding a “Fare Deal Weekend”. If you can make it please sign up here -www.kenlivingstone.com/faredealweekend
We’ve done so much this last year and with the countdown clock showing only a small number of days left, I really hope you can do what you can to get a Labour Mayor of London.
Mike Joslin, Head of Digital, Volunteers and Member Mobilisation