This morning Val Shawcross was named as Ken Livingstone’s running mate for the 2012 election and she said this to the Evening Standard “I dislike the nasty personalisation that goes on in party politics and I feel that a lot of the electorate, especially women, feel the same,”.
She then went on to say that Boris was “shallow and slapdash“. You couldn’t make it up.
She also said that Boris was guilty of “old fashioned sexism” for not appointing enough women to his top team. I wonder what Isabel Dedring (Environment Advisor), Pam Chesters (Health & Youth Opportunities Advisor), Manira Mirza (Arts and Culture Advisor), Kate Hoey (Sports and Olympics Advisor), Rosey Boycott (Food Advisor & Chair of London Food Board), Lizzie Noel (Volunteering and Social Action Advisor), Patience Wheatcroft (Chair of the LDA Forensic Audit Panel) and Veronica Wadley (Chair of the London Arts Council), all of whom were appointed by Boris, would say to that?