A Major Blow to Ken Livingstone

Election 2008, LondonUnlockedEditor

Brian Cooke, Chairman of London TravelWatch, has endorsed Boris Johnson as the best candidate to run London's transport network.

In an interview with the Evening Standard, Mr Cooke based his decision on the politically motivated holding back of information on fare rises (as covered by us here), a lack on consultation, and arrogant management style.

This is a difficult story for the Mayor's team to play down - TravelWatch is a key organisation in assessing the Mayor's progress with regards to transport policy, and the endorsement by its Chairman is a body-blow to his campaign.