Today Livingstone will launch Labour’s campaign for a ‘Fare Deal’ for Londoners. Ken will launch the campaign at Walthamstow station and then travel the entire length of the Victoria Line to Brixton speaking to hundreds of tube users along the route. Ken will meet supporters from across London and local residents in Brixton town centre, and deliver a stump speech from a soap box on the high street.
Hundreds of Labour supporters will be out in force today speaking directly to tube, train and bus users on the public transport network, in every London borough from Bexley to Barnet, about Ken’s pledge to cut fares by 5% and Boris Johnson’s decision to impose steep year on year fare rises on Londoners.
The launch of Labour’s ‘Fare Deal’ campaign is being driven by innovative use of new technology and social media. Labour will be contacting over 100,000 Londoners by text and email about the Fare Deal launch, launching a new Fare Deal YouTube video and unveiling new Fare Deal Facebook advertising today.
Ken’s FARE CUT pledge – If elected Ken will put Londoners first by cutting fares by 5% in autumn 2012, freeze fares in 2013 and pledges in subsequent years ensure they never rise by more than inflation.
Boris Johnson’s FARE RISES – Boris Johnson has imposed huge fare rises which mean Londoners are paying hundreds of pounds a year more to travel by bus, tram, tube and train.
Labour activists will be speaking to Londoners at the following locations today: Eltham, Hounslow Central, Brentford, Walthamstow, Finsbury Park, Highbury and Islington, Euston, Oxford Circus, Victoria, Brixton, Willesden Green, Queens Park, London Bridge, Ealing Broadway, Hounslow East, Lewisham Station, Woolwich Arsenal, Bethnal Green, Mile End, Clapham Junction, Queenstown Road, Hammersmith, Notting Hill Gate, East Croydon, Leyton, Leytonstone, Abbey Wood, Barnet, Sydenham Hill, Herne Hill, Gypsy Hill, Seven Sisters, Balham, Tooting Broadway, New Malden.Other news from London Assembly Labour