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By Giles Broadbent

A curious rally recently in Stepney. Mayor Lutfur Rahman was mousily declaring "Panorama lies" to all who would listen, although he didn't seem bothered that no-one was.

For this wasn't a welcoming, come-one-come-all forum which politicians tend to hold at election time.

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Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has thrown his support behind the Labour candidate John Biggs in the Tower Hamlets mayoral election.

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Mayor Boris Johnson is celebrating his re-election but he can expect some heavy flak coming his way from London Assembly members throughout his next term.

The Conservative candidate edged past Labour's Ken Livingstone in last Friday's vote for the capital's top political post.

By John Biggs

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It's always good to feel the warmth of spring nudging into those previously cold mornings. And it's particularly good as I, and others of my ilk, get stuck into an election campaign!

I get home frozen to the bone less often, and, more importantly, far more people will open their doors and talk if it's not too cold and not too dark.

eddie izzard142.jpgComedian and Labour Party member Eddie Izzard joined Ken Livingstone's campaign trail visiting Newham college on Monday.

He spoke to 120 students at the East Ham campus showing support for Ken's Fare Deal and speaking out against his rival Boris Johnson's approach to London transport.

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