A blog by Luke Akehurst about politics, elections, and the Labour Party - With subtitles for the Hard of Left. Just for the record: all the views expressed here are entirely personal and do not necessarily represent the positions of any organisations I am a member of.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Boff vs Boris

Boris Johnson may have frightened off Steve Norris but he has competition in the person of former Hackney Tory Councillor Andrew Boff.

Mr Boff, also former Leader of Hillingdon Council, says "Whoever becomes the Tory candidate for mayor will have a high profile - you don't need to acquire it prior to the selection." Good job really.

Ken Livingstone will be quaking in his boots at the prospect of a challenge from Andrew. He's a man whose personal vote is such that he lost Hornsey and Wood Green to Labour in the 1992 General Election after Hornsey had been held by the Tories since 1885, and chalked up a stunning 16% of the vote running for Mayor of Hackney last year (13,000 behind Labour winner Jules Pipe) as well as losing his Queensbridge Ward council seat to us on the same day, at precisely the same time the Tories managed to gain 130 seats elsewhere in the capital.


Blogger Kris said...

I'm intrigued by your new found love and admiration for Ken.

11:00 pm, July 18, 2007


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