A poll by Liberal Democrat activist site LibDem Voice has shown members and activists are overwhelmingly against selecting an MP to be the party’s next London Mayoral candidate.
Despite the party having a number of well known London MPs 76% of respondents disagreed with the question ‘should our next candidate for Mayor of London be an MP?’.
LibDem Voice site manager Rob Fenwick told MayorWatch “while it is perhaps unsurprising that a website dedicated to Lib Dem activists has opted for a candidate from the grassroots, I think there is a sense that the mayoral election is an opportunity for the Liberal Democrats to showcase a lesser-known face to the public.”
In 2004 the party selected Bermondsey MP Simon Hughes as their candidate in place of Susan Kramer who represented the party at the first GLA elections in 2000.
Link: LibDem Voice