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.”