Hopeful in Beckenham

Beckenham Conservative Association hosted a political supper last night and invited five of the leading names in the race to be Conservative Mayor of London to speak. In alphabetical order they were: Nick Boles, Cllr Victoria Borwick, Cllr Simon Fawthrop, Cllr Warwick Lightfoot and Dr Lee Rotherham.

They are all very different candidates, not all well known, but each experienced and passionate. Some people believe that Ken Livingstone won’t be beaten at the next election in 2008, I don’t subscribe to that for an instant. Each of the candidates last night highlighted both Livingstone’s failings as mayor and their solutions. They all did it in a clear and compelling way.

Very little air time has been given to views which criticize or oppose the current mayor, once the selection process gets under way there will be a lot more focus put on Livingstone’s performance and the alternatives on offer. Then his self created air of invincibility will vanish, you read it here first!

Here are some photos from the event with a “thank you” to Cllr Nick Bennett.

4 responses to “Hopeful in Beckenham

  1. You are better than the lot of them. Only one was born in London and one wants to abolish the London Assembly entirely. As a candidate for the Assembly would you support your abolition, or do you think you can do something useful?

  2. You are better than the lot of them. Only one was born in London and one wants to abolish the London Assembly entirely. As a candidate for the Assembly would you support your abolition, or do you think you can do something useful?

  3. Thanks James for coming to support the evening. It is vital for us to remind voters that they do have a choice. This Mayoral election will be won by Conservative voters in Beckenham and Bromley and other Conservative controlled Boroughs across London. Let’s regain our city and stop Ken Livingstone’s extravagance with our money.I was born in London and have lived in London all my life and I care passionately about tackling crime and the important issues that matter to those of us who live our daily lives here.

  4. Thanks James for coming to support the evening. It is vital for us to remind voters that they do have a choice. This Mayoral election will be won by Conservative voters in Beckenham and Bromley and other Conservative controlled Boroughs across London. Let’s regain our city and stop Ken Livingstone’s extravagance with our money.I was born in London and have lived in London all my life and I care passionately about tackling crime and the important issues that matter to those of us who live our daily lives here.

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