London Mayor campaign update: three runners, one clear leader on Facebook

As Helen reported earlier today, there is now a third person publicaly in the running to be the Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor – Jeremy Ambache.

With his Facebook page having only just gone up, it unsurprisingly only has 4 fans so far at the time of writing. Lembit Opik’s page is continuing to edge up – now at 225 fans – but, on Facebook at least, he’s been quickly and clearly overtaken by Duwayne Brooks who has 381 fans for his Mayoral bid.

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  • Patrick Smith 5th Oct '10 - 7:30am

    Is Baroness Florella Benjamin standing or not? She would make a good candidate,in my opinion.

  • I thought nominations closed last week.

  • @mark – this is all rather odd. why havent the London party published the shortlist? Also why not publish the GLA candidates?
    Jeremy would seen to have many advantages over the other two declared candidates as being a) not an embarrassment like LO and b) much more experienced than Duwayne.

  • @SMcG – Duwayne is perfectly well experience, I can remember his assured performance inthe by-election which saw him elected as a councillor – and he has since been re-elected I believe. But yes, this is the spin that opponents will put out against any young candidate.

    @Patrick, I don’t think Floella is standing (though I could be wrong).

    I am backing Duwayne who is experienced as a councillor in Lewisham, and would do an impressive job as candidate.

  • David from Ealing 5th Oct '10 - 12:15pm

    This job needs an experienced person who can deal with the media, knows the issues, comes across well on television and will not embarrass the party. I don’t know much about Jeremy Ambache, know too much about Lembit Opik and feel that good as he may be, Duwayne Brooks does not have the experience for this role.

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