Dominic Carman withdraws from Lib Dem London Mayoral candidate race

In a comment on Lib Dem Voice this morning, Dominic Carman has said that he no longer intends to put his name forward as Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor.

Carman, who last week expressed an interest in standing, now plans to back Mike Tuffrey instead, whom members are lobbying to stand.

Dominic’s comment in fulll:

Given other commitments, I have reached the conclusion that I cannot financially afford to run an effective campaign as the Lib Dem candidate for Mayor. Regrettably, I will therefore not be putting my name forward when the selection procedure formally restarts in May. Having spoken to Mike Tuffrey and others yesterday, I am convinced that he will make an excellent candidate and I will be giving him my support in whatever way I can, should he decide to run, which I sincerely hope he does.

Thank you for your support

Dominic

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7 Comments

  • Good. Now, surely it’s not too late for whatsisname to withdraw from Leicester South, and for Carman to stand there. And then maybe he can have another think about London. Or maybe Lembit can have a think about Leicester South. Or maybe Floella Benjamin and Susan Kramer can set up a job-share to challenge Nick Clegg. Or … ?

  • dominic carman 28th Mar '11 - 12:34pm

    re: Financial cost of running for Mayor as a Liberal Democrat

    Once the full extent of the personal financial commitment to the campaign was explained, combined with the total loss of income for a year, it became clear that running a Mayoral campaign was not sustainable, given my financial circumstances and family commitments.

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