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News, gossip and insight from PoliticsHome Editor Paul Waugh

Boris's Get Ken campaign starts

Boris is finally going on the offensive against Ken Livingstone.

Last night, his campaign team distributed leaflets similar to the one above to publicise their new US-style attack site, NotKenAgain.

With next year's 2012 London mayoral election seen as a key mid-term prize by Labour, there's lots at stake for both Boris's future career and for David Cameron's Coaltion.

Livingstone's team, which includes many of his old hands, has been in place for months.

"Not Ken Again" is a neat slogan that seeks to capture one of the main reasons the former GLC leader was ousted in 2008.

Livingstone, for his part, will inevitably stress that he lost not because of any unpopularity on his part but because of Gordon Brown's poor poll ratings. With the Coalition expected to be suffering deep unpopularity by next May, as the cuts really bite, he will hope to use the national picture once again, this time to his advantage.

 

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