Rebels Leading London: the mayoralties of Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson compared

  title={Rebels Leading London: the mayoralties of Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson compared},
  author={Ben Worthy and Mark Bennister and Max Stafford},
  journal={British Politics},
This article compares the mayoralties of the first two directly elected Mayors of London, Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson. The position offers a commanding electoral platform, but few direct powers to lead a city widely regarded as ‘ungovernable’ (Travers 2004). The two mayors had some obvious points of comparison: both were party rebels, mavericks and skilled media operators. Both also used publicity to make up for weak powers, but courted controversy and faced charges of corruption and… 
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