Podcast #22: On the campaign trial with Ken
It's been a hard-fought campaign for the London mayoral elections. Labour's candidate Ken Livingstone has always trailed behind Boris Johnson but has refused to give up as the race for City Hall continues.
The campaign has shone a light on the growing role of personality in British politics. These contests are nowhere near as much about political parties as they are about the individuals running for office. Yes, both are of their party. But neither are dominated by it. They are their own person – no coincidence, for voters like this.
politics.co.uk's Ian Dunt went on the road with Ken Livingstone and discovered the former mayor is pushing hard to win over votes ahead of polling day.