Elections 5 April 2012 How much tax do Ken and Boris pay? The London mayoral candidates publish their tax returns. Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML As they promised during last night's Newsnight debate, the London mayoral candidates have just released their tax returns. Based on their own figures, here's how much tax Ken Livingstone, Boris Johnson and Brian Paddick paid last year. Boris Johnson Total taxable income- £473,280 (Mayoral salary of £133,117 and £339,625 from freelance work.) Total tax paid - £213,749 Tax rate - 45.2% Ken Livingstone Total taxable income - £94,568 (Employment income of £5,700, dividends of £63,33 and pension of £25,502.) Total tax paid - £34,661 Tax rate - 36.7% Brian Paddick Total taxable income: £70,329 (Police pension of £63,397 and £13,355 from other earnings.) Total tax paid - £14,534 Tax rate - 20.7% N.B. Total taxable income excludes personal allowances. › Why did Tesco's use car arm fail? Labour mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone and London mayor Boris Johnson. Photograph: Getty Images. George Eaton is political editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Expressions of sympathy for terror's victims may seem banal, but it's better than the alternative Jeremy Corbyn fares well in his toughest interview yet Is the general election 2017 the end of Ukip?