London Lib Dem Mayoral candidate “applied to High Court” over non-approval

Yesterday’s Sunday Times [paywall] reported that Patrick Streeter, one of the hopefuls for the Liberal Democrat London Mayoral candidacy, was not approved as a candidate and is now taking his case to the High Court.

…a potential candidate has taken the party to court after being dropped from the shortlist of five — and it’s not Opik.

Patrick Streeter, an Old Harrovian, red sock-wearing accountant, applied to the High Court last week for a stay of execution after being dropped at the interview stage last weekend.

He now expects the matter to be settled, but says: “The Labour vote is very soft in London. I shall be very cheesed off if I don’t get a crack of the whip.”

Streeter certainly has a touch of Boris Johnson about him. “I told a couple of jokes at the interview, and wonder if that counted against me,” he says. “They asked what I’ve done to combat crime. I said I’d chased down a burglar — and that my wife watches Crimewatch.”

Read more by or more about .
This entry was posted in London and News.
Advert

8 Comments

  • Those quotes alone ring alarm bells.

  • Ridiculous.

  • I hope his legal grounds are better than the ones set out above!

  • Does anybody know when the actual shortlist will be published? Given the result is due to be announced at the conference in December, there is only a limited amount of time for hustings, etc.

  • Agent Orange 12th Oct '10 - 8:24pm

    I realised years ago that being an Old Harrovian with a plummy accent was an insuperable barrier to getting elected anywhere that I could afford to live or would want to represent.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 26th Aug - 12:05am
    Caron, thank you , yes , of course what you say makes sense on the Tories UK wide and in the rest of the countries...
  • User AvatarJohn Roffey 25th Aug - 11:56pm
    Barry Snelson 25th Aug '16 - 11:16pm "As to the view that market forces are the work of Satan, well that’s a pity as the...
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 25th Aug - 11:54pm
    Lorenzo, Ruth Davidson did well up here by decoupling herself almost completely from the Conservatives down south. I don't think she'll get away with that...
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 25th Aug - 11:52pm
    @Dave Orbison "So please point me to the articles in Guardian, Indy, Telegraph or others where the official LibDem response has been made and where...
  • User AvatarStevan Rose 25th Aug - 11:51pm
    "the vast majority of non/anti-Tory voters don’t share the same sense of loyalty and tribalism expressed in many of these comments and they will never...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 25th Aug - 11:46pm
    Caron has correctly described Nicola sturgeon in words she deserves , what I do not understand is the opening of the article . Glowing comments...