Will we follow the US way for candidates?
Ken Livingstone has now followed Brian Paddick and Boris Johnson in revealing details of his income and taxes paid following the commitments made in the Newsnight London mayoral debate last night.
There’s still a row over what should be made available with the LAB contender demanding that the “full household income” be the basis for the disclosure.
I wonder whether the precedent has now been set that so many more contenders for public office are also going to be asked to make available such information.
The London mayoralty, which has the second largest personal mandate of any political role in Europe, is clearly a special case but transparency can be catching.