“So there’s no doubt, we are the underdog. But the point is, the Mayor’s record is so terrible it’s allowed us an opportunity.
Many of those Londoners who self identify as being on the Left also back key Conservative policies.
Chris Pincher, the new appointee, must stay in the post for the rest of this Parliament. It’s the only way that a strategy can be implemented properly.
We need to adapt to the changing circumstances. More of our support is coming from less affluent areas in the capital.
“I apologised immediately, …and I shouldn’t have said that,” he confesses after he is told he is not JFK, he is more Michael Palin.
Showing that the current Mayor is failing is not enough. A strong alternative must be put forward.
147 people were murdered in the capital last year, the highest level since 2008. There were three knife crime murders in Fulham last year, in my constituency.
I am determined to refocus the conversation: to how we bring crime levels down; and build the homes we desperately need.
At first glance, his quest for the city’s mayoralty as an independent is merely eccentric. But it is also a logical next step for an ambitious man who is above all a soloist.