Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Ken Livingstone visits Worcester Park



With the Worcester Park Ward by-election just days away and the Mayoral and Greater London Authority elections on the horizon, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone joined Labour's campaign trail in Worcester Park yesterday evening.

Mr Livingstone, pictured above at Worcester Park station with (left) Louisa Woodley Labour GLA candidate for Croydon and Sutton and (right) Hilary Hosking ,Labour's by-election candidate for Worcester Park Ward, spent time talking to local residents on their doorsteps about the cuts in Police numbers and the recent public transport fare rises as well as traffic and planning issues.

Labour by-election candidate Hilary Hosking told the Worcester Park Blog

"I was delighted Ken was able to come down to support my campaign as well as Louisa Woodley's campaign for the Croydon and Sutton GLA seat. Ken thinks Worcester Park, split between various boroughs, can seriously benefit from the work of the GLA in tackling wider crime and transport issues."



10 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Steve said...

It would have an absolute tragedy if he had fallen under a train.

Rick said...

'Fares Fair' Steve... at least he lingered long enough in KT4 to pose for a photo, and actually get to meet some real life, local voters.
 
That's rather more than we got from Mr. Clegg & Co.

Steve said...

 Who cares if he posed for a few pictures. The man and his politics are repulsive.

Fbsmitten said...

Didn't they make a big enough hash of the last time they were in power.   Everything should be done to stop these Labour idiots

Dave said...

Ken may well have some interesting things to say, but I "switch off" as soon as he drones "oh well ah mean" - some sort of nervous tic, I suppose, but his "people" should have taught him not to do it.

misslawbore said...

I would have loved to have heard that excruciating nasal voice live and recorded it. What a shame we can't post vids/recordings on here

Maria said...

 I hope he noticed how horrible and dirty the station is, especially all the cigarettes outside the station and the graffiti. Such a depressing place.
Contact the Worcester Park group to make a difference, we hopefully will meet soon to try to improve the station…don’t wait for politicians to make a difference, they won’t.

RaylovesWP said...

As for the Labour candidate-Hilary Hoskins-asking Ken Livingstone to give her his support shows that she is unaware that when Ken was Mayor of London he sanctioned the planning of the Hamptons on condition that the use of motor vehicles and parking should be kept to a minimum. Also there should be no through road on the estate,a decision that has led to chaos in the surrounding streets and caused resentment from residents, opening up a further rift in Worcester Park as a community.

AnnaD said...

Mr Livingstone had the honour of standing next to me at Wimbledon Station on the evening he visited Worcester Park!  He was too shy to ask for my autograph, but not sure I would have given it to him anyway.

Sue said...

I agree with RayloveW. Dorchester Rd is hell with all the traffic avoiding the lights on the High St and the fact that the Hamptons needs to be opened up. Why should there not be a road through the Hamptons, when the residents there use all the other public facilities in WP.

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