Ken Livingstone angers commuters by sticking foot in tube door to delay train

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone sparked commuter anger this morning when he deliberately delayed a tube by sticking his foot in a door.

Mr Livingstone was filmed being told by a member of station staff "you should know better than this".

In the short clip, shared on social media, the irate 74-year-old ex-Labour Party politician is heard saying: "You're trying to push me over. Open and let me get on"

He then repeated: "Let me get on."

He is told: "Ken Livingston you should know better than this. What are you doing?"

The incident did not go down well, with one commuter writing: "Ken Livingstone decided to hold up our train because he purposely stuck his foot in when the door was blatantly closing.


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"Now I’m going to be late for work."

The former leader of the Greater London Council, which was scrapped in 1986, had his face partially covered by a scarf.

It is not known where the footage was taken, but it looks like it could have been a Jubilee Line train.

Transport for London (TfL) did not immediately have a comment on the incident.


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Tube passengers in London are regularly warned not to block doors as this can cause service delays.

Mr Livingston was Mayor of London between 2000 and 2008, introducing the Oyster card system, the congestion charge and overseeing the bid for the 2012 elections.

He lost twice to Boris Johnson, in 2008 and 2012.

Mr Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party in 2016 after comments on the relationship between Hitler and Zionism, and resigned last year.

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