Oona King to run as Labour candidate for mayoral election

May 27, 2010

BRITAINOnce one of “Blair’s Babes“, former Labour MP Oona King has thrown down the gauntlet to former Mayor Ken Livingstone with the announcement of her official bid to become Labour’s candidate to run for London mayor in 2012.

Big task looms for Boris Johnson

May 2, 2008

(Updated on May 3 with new headline, election results, reaction and photos)

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The man described by some as a joke, by others as a brilliant mind has ended Ken Livingstone’s eight-year reign at City Hall.

Mayoral hopefuls take the Shakespeare test

April 25, 2008

Should Shakespeare be a factor for Londoners voting for their next mayor on May 1?

Mayor of London Q&A answers

April 24, 2008

city-hall.jpgReuters Online invited readers to send in their questions to the four leading candidates in the Mayor of London election.

Not another debate, please! But this one is with fluffy toys…

April 22, 2008

The three leading candidates for the post of London mayor battle it out in the “Rainbow London Mayor Debate”. Watch Boris Johnson fighting hard to convince voters he can run the show at City Hall, Ken Livingstone campaigning on key issues like the buses, while Brian Paddick is trying to get a word in edgeways…not much difference to previously televised debates….except for the outfits!

Heat is on at Reuters Newsmaker with London mayor candidates

April 15, 2008

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Safer streets, better housing, more reliable transport….that’s what Ken Livingstone, Boris Johnson and Brian Paddick all want for London and it’s probably what most Londoners want for their city. But what’s the big difference then between “Red Ken”, “Crazy Boris” and …”Policeman turned Politician” Brian Paddick?

Paddick won’t serve in a rival’s City Hall

April 9, 2008

Brian PaddickIn the first televised debate between the three main London mayoral candidates, we learned that former police chief Brian Paddick would not accept a job in a rival’s administration.

Call him Johnson

April 7, 2008

boris1.jpgEvery time Labour ministers call the Conservative candidate for London mayor by first name alone they’ll have to pay £5 into a ‘swear box’.

Choose your advisers with care

April 4, 2008

paddick1.jpgBrian Paddick criticises the suggestion that Conservative London mayor candidate Boris Johnson could run the capital as a kind of chairman supported by expert advisers.

Ken narrows the gap

April 2, 2008

kenlivingstone.jpgLast week in an interview with Reuters Ken Livingstone dismissed his rival Boris Johnson’s 12 point lead in the race for London Mayor in a YouGov poll as a quirk, resulting from its method of surveying voters over the internet.