Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Mayor of London

Yawn...it seems like Boris has only just started but no, already the Labour Party at least is going to decide at their Autumn conference, who their candidate for the next Mayoral election in 2012 will be.  Ken, who has never really accepted that he is no longer the current incumbent, is the leading candidate but it seems that other people are interested and "Uh Oh", the nomination may not be the shoe-in Ken expects.

Oona King, former MP for Bethnal Green and Bow has formally declared her interest and has some interesting backers (see Hopi Sen).   No question she would be an interesting candidate who would probably win the inner London boroughs without too much difficulty but Boris' cunning was to remember that London comprises 32 boroughs, which is how he won and I can't see Ms King's appeal extending to those suburban heartlands so easily. 

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