Bad news for those looking for an interesting third candidate in the Mayoral election next year. Lembit has told the Standard:
“I have been in politics long enough to be able to read writing when it’s on the wall.”
The true character of LibDems on the ground has been on show in this race, with LibDem HQ’s cardigan-clad establishment candidate Mike Tuffrey being pushed as the stop-Lembit candidate. Given Lembit is the only LibDem anyone has heard of and the fact that they are going to get slaughtered anyway, it seems to Guido like a bit of a missed opportunity.
If Paddick wins the race tonight, it doesn’t say much for Labour or the LibDems, that they are unable to find anyone better than last time’s losers…