Boris in 12-point poll lead
Boris Johnson appears to be cementing his lead in the race to be London Mayor, with a Populus/Times poll released this evening giving him a 12-point lead over rival Ken Livingstone.
The poll boost comes as Mr Johnson was embroiled in a fresh swearing row today after he launched a four-letter tirade at the BBC.
Mr Johnson also faced pressure as Labour MP Tessa Jowell wrote to the Mayor asking him to clarify his relationship with News International.
The Mayor is accused of intimiately engaging with the media company while it has been under investigation for phone hacking.
Mr Johnson told the BBC he did not think Londoners cared about the class background of their leaders:
"This election is about who’s got the best programme for Londoners, I don’t think people at this time give a monkey's where you’re coming from," he said.