London mayor election: Candidates grilled by BBC panel

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A panel of BBC London correspondents have questioned some of London's mayoral candidates in a series of interviews.

Labour's Ken Livingstone, Conservative Boris Johnson, Liberal Democrat Brian Paddick and Green Party candidate Jenny Jones all took turns in the hotseat.

They were asked about a range of issues including the transport network, the economy and policing.

The role of London's mayor is described as being one which promotes "economic development and wealth creation, social development and the improvement of the environment" in the capital.

The mayor has responsibility for policies regarding London's transport, planning and development, culture and the environment. He or she is also directly accountable for policing performance in London.

Conservative candidate Boris Johnson

Conservative candidate Boris Johnson was grilled on the economy, policing, transport and driverless trains.

Mr Johnson was challenged about the economy and other subjects

Green Party candidate Jenny Jones

Jenny Jones, the Green Party's candidate, was asked about her plans for the economy, policing and transport.

Jenny Jones was quizzed by the BBC panel on the economy, policing and transport

Labour candidate Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone, Labour's candidate, was asked about issues including his plans for the transport network.

Mr Livingstone was questioned on subjects including the transport network

Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick

Transport and policing were among key issues Lib Dem candidate Brian Paddick was questioned on.

Mr Paddick was also grilled on the economy and other subjects

Other candidates

The other declared candidates for the mayoral elections are Lawrence Webb of the UK Independence Party/Fresh Choice for London, Carlos Cortiglia of the British National Party and Independent Siobhan Benita.

Mayoral candidates

In order to vote you must be registered before Wednesday, 18 April.

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