“Ken aide breaks rules over election website”

The Evening Standard has the story:

A Standard investigation reveals that the 2008 website Re-elect Ken was registered in the name of Mark Watts, a senior publicly-paid adviser to the Mayor.

The site gives its registered address as the offices of a design consultancy given more than £260,000 worth of contract work by the Greater London Authority since 2003 …

The Standard investigation found that three website addresses – londonforken.org, londonforken.org.uk and londonforken.co.uk, all of which link to the same site – were registered to Mr Watts, the Mayor’s adviser on climate change.

Mr Watts’s mobile phone number is given on the registration and he is shown as the “registrant” – the official owner of the site …

“The worrying things is that this sounds like history repeating itself,” said Brian Paddick, the Lib-Dem mayoral candidate.

“Mr Watts’s denial may have held water previously, but after putting this together with what Dispatches has been able to discover it would seem that yet again taxpayers’ money is being spent on trying to get Ken Livingstone re-elected.”

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  • Funnily enough while I was canvassing in Leyton (by-election February 14th, resulting from disqualification of Nicky Gavron acolyte Miranda Grell for dishonestly spreading false rumours about our previous candidate in the ward) someone came out with the line a propos Brian Paddick’s mayoral candidacy:
    “Oh, I get it it! Policeman to catch thief!”

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