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Started by MissGlenghis on Aug 16, 2015 1:27:22 PM
Mayor of London.

Who will the candidates be? Who will win?

Discuss it here.

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Brunothecat - 16 Aug 2015 13:34:19 (#2 of 358)

Somebody who will not slag off a leader for socialist policies. Even if paid.

xDiggy - 16 Aug 2015 14:01:50 (#3 of 358)

I'm open-minded at the moment, but considering David Lammy. He's a North Londoner for a start.

xDiggy - 16 Aug 2015 14:02:48 (#4 of 358)

I think Labour's candidate will very likely end up being Tessa Jowell though.

indlovubill - 16 Aug 2015 14:08:14 (#5 of 358)

Is it possible to have a duo? Abbott and Portillo would be the dream ticket.

MonsoonBloom - 16 Aug 2015 14:19:14 (#6 of 358)

But portaloo's a cunt?

xDiggy - 16 Aug 2015 14:19:57 (#7 of 358)

Here's a good piece on the Labour candidates by London journalist Dave Hill:

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/davehillblog/2015/aug/16/london-mayoral-race-sadiq-khan-has-the-best-answers-for-the-capital

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Snarlygog - 16 Aug 2015 15:18:18 (#10 of 358)

Any Celebrity hats thrown into the ring?

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1MELSM - 16 Aug 2015 15:53:24 (#12 of 358)

Christian Wolmar is the possible candidate who has most interested me, because of his knowledge and emphasis on transport and housing and his being a refreshing-seeming change from unconvincing others vying for the role.

Zac Goldsmith was given a double-page spread in the London Evening Standard in midweek via a joint interview with the paper's editor, Sarah Sands, and political editor, Joe Murphy, which was their seal of approval, rather like they sponsored Johnson for Mayor and provided the requisite coverage and spin in his long election campaign. Trouble is, Goldsmith's comments underlined just how predictable a Tory candidate he is, which will deter many voters.

Lawlsie - 16 Aug 2015 16:00:06 (#13 of 358)

If Jowell gets the Labour nomination is she the one to beat Goldsmith? I'd like to see Khan get it or Wolmar but the latter is very much a long shot.

Brunothecat - 16 Aug 2015 16:03:22 (#14 of 358)

Jowell is yet another on the list of Progress members. She is likely to use the position to snipe at a Labour leader off message.

guigal - 16 Aug 2015 16:26:52 (#15 of 358)

George Galloway is a better prospect than Zac Goldsmith, surely. What are the betting odds?

mikeshadow - 16 Aug 2015 17:05:20 (#16 of 358)

Zac and Tessa are current favourites

http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/british-politics/london-mayoral-election-2016/next-mayor

Lawlsie - 16 Aug 2015 17:14:19 (#17 of 358)

George Galloway is a better prospect than Zac Goldsmith, surely. What are the betting odds?

If Corbyn wins the Labour leadership Galloway has said he'll rejoin the Labour Party. So he won't be running as the Respect candidate. If Labour lets him back in of course which being as he doesn't just belong to another party but is the leader of it is about as likely as Nigel Farage being parachuted into a safe Labour seat

Arjuna - 16 Aug 2015 17:26:06 (#18 of 358)

If Corbyn loses, he should run himself

carterbrandon - 16 Aug 2015 17:28:42 (#19 of 358)

Galloway has said he'll rejoin the Labour Party

He really does have a big idea of himself, doesn't he?

And when the doorman doesn't let him into Reception, he's going to do what, exactly?

Lawlsie - 16 Aug 2015 17:29:27 (#20 of 358)

Sue them of course

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