You Could Be Mayor!

Tory Mayoral hopefuls have until tomorrow to get their applications in. So if you want to be mayor, get a move on. (Doesn’t matter if you are not a Conservative, you can join at the same time as you put your application in).

Guido has surfed the websites of the so far declared, and gives starting prices:

Nick Boles, no campaign website as yet, expect the full bells and whistles, pimped up, moderniser site. Meantime take a look at his apolitical charitable think tank Policy Exchange. The modernisers’ candidate. 3/2 favourite.

Victoria Borwick www.mayor-for-london.co.uk running on a right-wing platform with the slogan “a redhead, not Red Ken”, advised by Cornerstone’s spin-merchant Nick Wood. She is loaded, financed Shagger Norris in the past and is well prepared for this fight. Guido can’t help feeling that if she is going to run on her hairstyle, it needs updating. 2/1

Richard Barnes, www.richardbarnes.info weirdest website with “ice cream cone of liberty from the heavens special effect”. If it had sound effects it would play the theme tune from the Twilight Zone. 100/1

James Cleverly, www.jamescleverly4london.com all round nice guy, blogger, this is a smart (clever even) profile raising move. 50/1

Warwick Lightfoot, www.lightfootforlondon.com sounds posh, actually went to a comprehensive, the other redhead in the race – 50/1

The possibility of a surprise announcement is real. Boles was not the first choice of the Cameroonies, one name they would have liked to have seen in the race is David Ross of Carphone Warehouse. Worth hundreds of millions, if Mike Bloomberg can become mayor of New York, why not Mayor Ross? “… the phones of London are ringing, they seem to say, turn again…”

UPDATE : Lee Rotheram is a surprise. The author of the best-selling The Bumper Book of Government Waste has announced he is standing on an “abolish the Mayor” ticket. At last, some sense.



Tip offs: 0709 284 0531
team@Order-order.com

Quote of the Day

Theresa May tells Bercow:

“Mr Speaker-elect, can I congratulate you on your re-election. At least someone got a landslide.”

Sponsors

Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.
Happy Independence Day! Happy Independence Day!
Sun Cleared by Hospital Sun Cleared by Hospital
Exporters Order Books at 29 Year High Exporters Order Books at 29 Year High
Corbyn Refuses to Bow to The Queen Corbyn Refuses to Bow to The Queen
McDonnell Repeatedly Backed Far Left ‘Day of Rage’ Group McDonnell Repeatedly Backed Far Left ‘Day of Rage’ Group
“Soft” and “Hard” Brexit Terms Obsolete “Soft” and “Hard” Brexit Terms Obsolete
Hammond’s “Sound Money” Speech Sadly All Spin Hammond’s “Sound Money” Speech Sadly All Spin
Tommy Robinson Called British Muslims “Enemy Combatants” Tommy Robinson Called British Muslims “Enemy Combatants”
Corbyn Praised at London Hezbollah Rally Corbyn Praised at London Hezbollah Rally
Government Understaffed – Key SpAd Vacancies Up for Grabs Government Understaffed – Key SpAd Vacancies Up for Grabs
Sunday Shows Sunday Shows
Clive Lewis: “Burn Neoliberalism” Clive Lewis: “Burn Neoliberalism”
Corbynista Ultras Involved in Storming Kensington Council Corbynista Ultras Involved in Storming Kensington Council
CCHQ Already Preparing for Next Election CCHQ Already Preparing for Next Election
CCHQ Diverted Resources from ‘Safe Seats’ Tories Lost CCHQ Diverted Resources from ‘Safe Seats’ Tories Lost
Constituent Claims New Labour MP Called Her “Ugly B*tch” Constituent Claims New Labour MP Called Her “Ugly B*tch”
Corbyn vs Blair Corbyn vs Blair
How to Speak Like a Corbynista How to Speak Like a Corbynista