KEN Livingstone named one of his pet newts ‘Adolf’, it has emerged.
The former London mayor is also an award-winning newt-keeper but has never revealed his pets’ names, insisting it was a ‘private matter’.
But a source close to Livingstone said: “He currently has four newts named Adolf, Jeremy, Susan and Chairman Mao.
“They are his best friends. He says ‘Jeremy newt’ is very loyal and would never seek to have him suspended from the British Newt-Keepers Association.
“So there is no rift between Ken and his newts. They remain absolutely committed to fighting Tory cuts.”
When confronted over this newt-naming policy, Livingstone said: “You’re reading far too much into this. I called him Adolf because he’s a bit mad.”