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What would you do if you were Mayor of London for the day?

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The mayoral candidates have set out their plans for London.

Crime, affordable housing and public transport are discussed at length in their manifestos.

Ken Livingstone says he will raise the congestion charge in October for drivers of cars with high emissions. Boris Johnson says the plan is flawed and should be scrapped.

The mayor says that crime is falling and more houses are being built for ordinary people.

Boris sticks the boot in, gently

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The battle for London Mayor has moved 250 miles north to Gateshead, where Tory contender Boris Johnson has been sticking his rhetorical boot into the Labour incumbent.

Will it be Boring Boris if Johnson becomes London Mayor?

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johnson.jpgBoris Johnson talks to Tim Castle at the Conservative Spring Conference in Gateshead.

The Tory candidate for London Mayor says he will give it 100 percent should he become mayor and focus on making the capital safer because “it’s central to making a wonderful city yet more wonderful.”

Boris Johnson – Why I’m running for London Mayor

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Boris Johnson talks to Tim Castle at the Conservative Spring Conference in Gateshead about why he is running for London Mayor.

Click on video below.

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