…judging by their story on the news that the Tories are to delay the deadline for Mayoral hopefuls.
The corporation’s coverage insists that the:
“most well-known figure to put his name forward so far is Nicholas Boles, an ally of Mr Cameron, who stood unsuccessfully in Hove at last year’s general election.”
One has to wonder how the unsuccessful Mr Boles who few London voters will have heard of can be said to be better known than the elected Assembly Member Richard Barnes.
Not only does his election as a constituency AM mean voters in two entire London boroughs will have heard of him but only a few weeks ago Barnes was at the centre of an entire day’s coverage when the London Assembly 7 July Review Committee, which he chairs, published an important and authoritative report into the failings of London’s blue light services.
I often wonder why the BBC bothers reporting devolved politics when they have such little knowledge of them.
Of course if they didn’t ignore the Assembly to the degree they do (i.e. only covering it for Mayor’s Question Time or very big reports) maybe a few more AMs would be widely known?