ANOTHER PARTY has named its candidate for the Hackney mayoral election. Adrian Gee-Turner, a marketing consultant, has been chosen by the Liberal Democrats. He stood as his party’s parliamentary candidate in Dagenham, and in 2005 in Croydon North, in both cases unsuccessfuly.
Asked to state his main claim to the role, Gee-Turner said: “The idea is to be elected as mayor so I can give up the mayor’s power by returning the mayoral power to the cabinet so the power of the executive is with a group of eight people with a chair person rather than just the mayor.” Snappy soundbite, eh?
Others who have announced their candidacy to Loving Dalston: Andrew Boff (Conservative) and Mischa Borris. The veteran socialist Monty Goldman will stand again for the Communist Party of Britain. Jules Pipe, who is paid £76,000 in the role, has hinted that he will stand for a third term.
The BNP claimed early this year that it would contest the election but it has yet to provide a name.
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