Commuters in Tooley Street on Tuesday afternoon were met by Ken Livingstone and Kevin Whately - star of ITV's Morse and Lewis dramas - who were handing out Labour election literature.
Whilst many passers-by declined the election leaflets – not surprising given the large proportion of commuters from outside Greater London and bemused tourists visiting the adjacent London Dungeon – many others stopped to have their photo taken with the Mayor or give him their views on the Oyster card.
Livingstone also autographed an election leaflet for a newspaper vendor at the station. "You'll be sacked by the Standard now," quipped the Mayor, in a reference to his long-running feud with London's paid-for evening paper.
Livingstone and Whately were joined by Val Shawcross, the incumbent London Assembly member for the Lambeth & Southwark constituency, who is hoping to retain her seat at City Hall on 1 May.
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