Boris Johnson's Team

Articles, Election 2008, LondonUnlockedEditor

In a debate on ITV last night, Boris Johnson pledged that an administration headed by him may continue to include such figures as Peter Hendy and Tim O'Toole.

Given that experts have argued that aside from a few minor changes to policy, Johnson's transport plans largely echo those of Ken Livingstone these re-appointments would make sense. Given that Mr Johnson is new to London politics it would also make sense for him have continuity as he finds his feet.

Meanwhile, Ken Livingstone has ramped up his negative attacks against Mr Johnson claiming that his planned "son of Routemaster" would kill 10 people a year.

Given that there are no figures to back this claim up (especially since the new design isn't finalised yet) this is a low attack and frankly unworthy of Mr Livingstone and his office. London deserves a better debate about its transport future.