‘Ken Livingstone, you should know better than this’: Ex-London mayor admonished by Tube worker for holding up train with foot in door

'Now open (the doors) and let me on,' former mayor demands during kerfuffle as bemused commuters look on

Matt Drake
Monday 02 December 2019 14:43
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Mr Livingstone accused the TfL worker of trying to push him over
Mr Livingstone accused the TfL worker of trying to push him over

Former London mayor Ken Livingstone has been spotted holding up a tube train by putting his foot in the door, with a Transport for London (TfL) staff member telling him he “should know better”.

The video footage was posted on Twitter this morning and has since attracted more than 50,000 views.

According to the footage shot by Twitter user @2wenty4s, Mr Livingstone can be seen in a green coat and a scarf around his mouth.

He has his foot in the doors of a London tube and refuses to budge as a TfL staff member attempts to remove him.

The staff member can be heard saying: “Mr Livingstone, it’s all right.”

To which the former London mayor says: “Stop pushing me over! You’re trying to push me over.

“Now open (the doors) and let me on!”

The staff member claims he isn’t trying to push him over and eventually says: “Mr Livingstone, you should know better than this. What are you doing?”

Speaking to Mail Online, Mr Livingstone claimed it was "not a deliberate act".

Adding: "It happens. You often get caught by the doors closing on you.

"But I have never in all my life using the Tube not known the driver to immediately open the door."

The Independent has contacted TfL for comment.

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