LibDems have dismissed newspapers reports that LibDem Leader Charles Kennedy is to take over the running of the party Mayoral campaign.
The papers claim that Kennedy used a recent meeting of the parliamentary party to raise concerns with the Lib-Dems’ performance in London.
MayorWatch spoke to sources close to the campaign who dismissed the claims and pointed out that Kennedy has always been heavily involved and has already attended a large number of public events with candidate Simon Hughes.
Earlier today Mr Hughes told the Independent : "The public have not started to look seriously at the elections yet. We are getting very good feedback from the ground."
Hughes is known as an energetic campaigner who scores best when meeting the public face to face and who enjoys a high public profile. He has held his Southwark & Bermondsey seat for more than 20 years in the face of aggressive and sustained efforts by Labour to reclaim it.
The campaign team include several individuals responsible for the party’s success in the Brent East by-election last year which resulted in the election of Sarah Teather.
Earlier today Hughes unveiled his Election Broadcast in which his campaign is endorsed by the father of murdered 17 year old, Jamie Robe. Hughes was instrumental in the case coming to trial and later had to be placed under 24-hour police guard after a contract was taken out on his life. The events were later dramatised in ITV’s ‘Wall of Silence’.