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Bus News: Issue 338 6 Jun 2008

Cooke sacked from TravelWatch role for statement backing Boris

By Robert Jack

Brian Cooke has been sacked from his post as chairman of passenger watchdog London TravelWatch over his support for Boris Johnson in the May 1 London mayoral election.

The London Assembly’s transport committee this week found that Cooke had breached the terms of his contract when he issued a “personal statement” to the media in which he attacked then-mayor Ken Livingstone and revealed that he had already voted for Johnson.

After summoning Cooke to City Hall to ask him to...

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