Ken Livingstone showed a very caring and emotional side of himself as he was overcome by watching a video by Londoner‘s backing his campaign. In the video members of the public implored him to do the best for London, should he become London Mayor a second time. One member of the public said in the promotional video ‘Go on Ken – do it for London!’
Mr. Livingstone who was visibly moved by the video, speaking to the Telegraph newspaper said that if he lost the electoral campaign that he would not stand again and that he would go back to doing his radio programme but added recounting his childhood :
‘if I lose the opportunity to help millions of ordinary Londoners for whom every day is now a terrible struggle. I grew up in that post-war Britain where parents had to count every penny, everything had to be used, it was a real struggle, and we are back in that world. If I fail to do that, it’s a guilt I carry to my grave. I want the chance to make life better for ordinary Londoners.’
He also has previously criticised Boris Johnson, the current Mayor, for not being present during the time that the London riots were taking place – as he had been on holiday – Mr. Livingstone saying that he had failed Londoners at their time of greatest need as their Mayor.
Ed Miliband who was also present during the screening of the video patted an overcome Ken Livingstone in support for his campaign for mayor.
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- Tears in his eyes – but will ‘underdog’ Ken Livingstone have last laugh on election day? (independent.co.uk)
- Ken Livingstone in tears at ‘huge responsibility’ for London mayor – The Guardian (guardian.co.uk)