Six fight for Lib Dem London Mayor nomination

Six candidates have bave applied to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London. They are:

Duwayne Brooks OBE.

Brian Haley. A strong communicator, comfortable with diverse communities. Stood to be selected as Lib Dem mayoral candidate four years ago. [email protected]

Teena Lashmore. From Hackney, criminologist working in resettling those released from prisons and detention centres andsafeguarding children. [email protected]

Caroline Pidgeon. Leader of the Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly, specialises in transport, policing and housing. www.carolinepidgeon.org@CarolinePidgeon

Marisha Ray. Known as the Lib Dem crime fighting chief in her area and for work preventing teenage knife deaths. https://www.libdemvoice.org/author/marisha-ray  [email protected]

Paul Reynolds. Paul is an international government reform and anti-poverty specialist; an Iraq war ‘veteran’ and former Smithfield Market trader. www.THEfuture.london

The candidates will now go through a shortlisting process before a formal campaign and an all-member ballot for London members.

 

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5 Comments

  • Why no bio on Duwayne Brooks?

  • Meral Hussein Ece 25th Jun '15 - 12:11am

    Good to see such a strong list diverse list of people putting themselves forward. Must be a first to have more BAME candidates than we’ve ever seen. London is the most diverse city in the world., & it’s right that we should have a strong field of candidates that reflects London’s population.

  • Simon Banks 25th Jun '15 - 9:25am

    Of course, this is a specific long-established London procedure: bave applying means you ave to bave before you’re interviewed.

    Seriously, yes, it’s an interestingly varied list of applicants. I hope they can form a team behind the successful applicant.

  • Simon McGrath 25th Jun '15 - 9:39am

    @Psi – presumably because he did not supply one !

  • R Uduwerage-Perera 25th Jun '15 - 11:04pm

    We have a golden opportunity with two thirds of the candidates for Mayor being visible BAME Londoners to genuinely change the image and culture of our Party. London is as Meral highlights the most ethnically diverse city on the planet, and it’s leadership has remained male and pale, but now we can change this.

    These candidates have the ability to engage with Londoners whom our Party has previously feared to even speak to, as well as our usual supporters, and to empathize with the needs, concerns and desires of the less fortunate within our capital city.

    We have six strong candidates with varying, but still exceptionally high knowledge, understanding, skills and ability and I hope that Londin Region genuinely chooses the best person for the job.

    Although five out of the six candidates are members of the Ethnic Minority Liberal Democrats, naturally we will not as an organisation be favoring one individual over another, but wishing them all good fortune.

    Whoever wins, EMLD will support the successful candidate to tackle the race inequality that blights our capital.

    Ruwan Uduwerage-Perera
    Chair EMLD

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