This morning Ken Livingstone did exactly the opposite of what he said less than a month ago. Releasing a poster depicting the Prime Minister, David Cameron, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, and the Conservative mayoral candidate, Boris Johnson, as aliens from a "different planet".
|Ken Livingstone unveiling his new campaign poster this morning|
As I quoted Ken saying he'd close his attack site I can confirm that the chicken feed attack site was closed by the Livingstone campaign on April 3rd. However Labour activists also contribute to the sack Boris website despite Ken saying he doesn't want negative campaigning. Liberal Democrats also comment on the sack Boris site.
The Greens don't tend to indulge in negative campaigning and I can find no evidence of negative campaigning by UKIP either. The Independent candidate Siobhan Benita told me "I don't want to be part of the macho mud-slinging. I've been running a very positive campaign and tried to focus on the issues that really affect Londoners - housing, education, transport, crime and business, as well as the day to day local issues that matter to people. I hope on polling day my strong, credible and wide-ranging policies will be the reason why Londoners give me their first preference vote."