As someone that travel by Tube everyday, on both the lines that the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone claims to travel on with the proles can I say, without a shadow of a doubt, that I've never ever seen him.
However, I have seen other politicians on the tube in my time this evening being the notable occasion of sitting next Lord Lawson on the Jubilee Line. I considered, for about a nanosecond of speaking to him, but that would;ve broken every cardinal rule of Tube etiquette so didn't.
I've also sat next to Alex Salmond on the Jubilee Line. He was still on the train when I got off so he either went to Canning Town, West Ham, or Stratford. I'm assuming he must have a flat out there someone, unless someone can tell me different? It's the only explanation for why the leader of the Scottish National Party would venture into the depths of East London right?