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.

There is no substitute for me, says Boris

August 19, 2008

boris.jpgThe resignation of another key aide to Mayor Boris Johnson has sparked renewed questions over the Mayor of London’s leadership, with opposition leaders at City Hall charging that the “wheels are coming off” his new administration.

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.

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?

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’.

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.

The Ken and Boris show

April 1, 2008

boris.jpgSitting at the Evening Standard’s London Mayor debate last night, it occurred to me how cosy this election is. Whoever wins the contest on May 1 will lead one of the world’s most high-profile cities with an 11.3 billion pound budget to run public transport, police and fire services and promote the economy of this global financial centre. Yet at times the candidates seem to think they are engaging in some kind of school debating contest.

Ken dismisses negative poll

March 27, 2008

livingstone.jpgKen Livingstone talks to Tim Castle about standing for a third term as Mayor of London.

Paddick: “Not being a politician is an advantage”

March 20, 2008

Brian PaddickBrian Paddick talks to Tim Castle about his autobiography and his candidacy for the mayoral election in London.