Labour peer Alan Sugar: don’t vote for Ken Livingstone

From the BBC:

Labour peer Lord Sugar has urged people not to vote for his party’s candidate Ken Livingstone.

The peer defied Labour leader Ed Miliband by telling his 1.8 million followers on Twitter not to back the former mayor’s bid for re-election.

“I seriously suggest NO ONE votes for Livingstone in the Mayoral elections,” he wrote.

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13 Comments

  • “If Ken keeps going this way, we might see Brian come second to Boris in the election…”

    Considering that the latest opinion poll places Livingstone at 35% and Paddick at 11%, one can only marvel at comments like this.

  • Alex Macfie 19th Apr '12 - 7:35pm

    I don’t think we should be making any recommendations for 2nd preference. Personally I am more anti-Ken than anti-Boris and shall use my 2nd preference accordingly. But if we start making recommendations as a party then we make it look like Brian is not a serious contender.

  • No surprise here the two of them are known not to get on. He would lose the Labour Whip if he recommended another candidate though…

  • Alex Macfie 19th Apr '12 - 8:12pm

    So why has Ken not lost the Labour whip for backing that Islamist in Tower Hamlets?

  • Alex Macfie 19th Apr '12 - 8:13pm

    or rather, why has he not been expelled (since he has no whip… silly me)

  • Foregone Conclusion 19th Apr '12 - 9:13pm

    @Chris,

    We’re on 11%? Well, that’s five points better than I thought. Obviously we are at the beginning of PADDICKMANIA!!!

    (Well, why not? It’s no more ludicrous than its predecessor…)

  • Daniel Henry 19th Apr '12 - 10:38pm

    Dave was clearly suggesting that we could tempt Labour supporters who don’t like Ken to try Brian as their first pref while still being able to use their second pref on Ken as a back up.

  • “Dave was clearly suggesting that we could tempt Labour supporters who don’t like Ken to try Brian as their first pref while still being able to use their second pref on Ken as a back up.”

    Well, obviously that wasn’t the part of his comment I was disagreeing with.

    I did quote the bit I was referring to, to make it specially easy (as I thought!) for people to understand.

  • Brian is probably too qualified and not sufficiently preposterous to be London Mayor. Look at what we have: a self-styled tribune of the people who is as aggressive about protecting his income as any City commodities trader, and a buffoon who found his true calling in hosting “Have I Got News for You”. Sound and fury signifying nothing, least of all, progress.

  • Jayne Mansfield 24th Apr '12 - 1:02pm

    Did Sir Alan share his reasons for why we should not vote for Ken Livingstone?
    If not, why not? Are we expected to unquestionably accept his every word like some ambitious wannabee apprentice s.

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