"The Boris Reds": Johnson's Labour supporters are the key to defeating Ken Livingstone
By Tim Montgomerie
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Fascinating piece of analysis from YouGov's Peter Kellner in the new edition of Prospect magazine. Mr Kellner examines how Ken Livingstone outperformed Labour's polling rating in each of the last three London mayoral elections. The Ken bonus (see chart above) was 7% in 2000, 8% in 2004 and then down to 3% in 2008. Currently it's MINUS 15%. And there's one dominant explanation for that: Boris Johnson.
In an interview with Prospect Boris Johnson promises to continue opposing David Cameron on “housing, policing, transport infrastructure, aviation, and the burden of taxation.” He adds a new difference to the lengthening list of policy splits. He says that he opposes evicting rioters from social housing.
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