Following last night’s Newsnight debate, Ken Livingstone’s campaign has argued that that “full disclosure” on an agreed basis between the main campaigns is needed.
In a letter sent this morning to the agents of the other campaigns, Ken Livingstone’s campaign director Patrick Heneghan has written:
“We believe household publication is necessary for full disclosure as the question of Ken’s income and his wife’s income and their tax has been central the coverage of this issue. Publication of Ken’s returns alone will not address many of the questions that have been raised.
“The only way to answer all the questions about this issue and to move the debate on the real issues facing London is for full household income disclosure. This should apply to all the candidates equally to avoid any further questions about the income and tax affairs that may or may not be applicable to them through their households. The same principles need to be applied to all the candidates if this process is to be seen as open and fair.”