Ken Livingstone pledges rent control to help Londoners

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Ken Livingstone has pledged to help Londoners who rent homes in the private sector if he is elected as mayor next year.

The Labour candidate said no-one should pay more than a third of their wage on rent and introducing a so-called "London Living Rent" would be a fairer system.

The current Mayor Boris Johnson does not agree, believing the proposal would be "counter-productive".

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