Chris Prior is standing for election to the London Assembly under the name ‘Abolish the Congestion Charge’ – a registered description of the Stop Congestion Charging Party.
Leader of the One London Party at the London Assembly Damian Hockney wonders why politicians and the media give endless coverage to attacks the BNP by politicians who themselves are not very popular. it is counterproductive and arrogant, he says.
Ahead of the campaign a lot of people thought Boris would be the accident prone candidate, putting his foot in his mouth whenever he opened it, instead it seems incumbent Mayor Ken Livingstone is the one getting himself into trouble.
The opinion polls make for good, easy copy and cheering news for Boris’s supporters but they are under reporting support for smaller parties which scored more than 18% of first preference votes in the 2004 Mayoral elections.
The major event of the day was undeniably Ken Livingstone’s campaign launch. After an introduction from Doreen Lawrence, Ken set out why he wanted to be Mayor for a third term.
Inspired by a reader’s email we asked candidates in May’s Mayoral elections how they’d mark the first decade of the Greater London Authority in 2010 and, less seriously, if those plans included a statue of current Mayor Ken Livingstone.
UKIP’s Gerard Batten sets out why he wants to be Mayor of London, capping the Mayor’s precept, embracing Britain’s common culture and funding special interest groups.