What’s happened to the Conservative candidate for Lambeth & Southwark?

As discussed on Political Betting and UK Polling Report, the official list of candidates for the London Assembly appears to be missing Shirley Houghton, the expected Conservative candidate for Lambeth & Southwark.

Here in Liberal Democrat Voice Towers we don’t have a clue as to whether this is (a) a mistake in the official list, and she has actually been nominated successfully, or (b) an awful mistake by her and her team.

Speculate wildly at will (that is what the internet is for, isn’t it?).

If (b), this will be very good news for Caroline Pidgeon, the Liberal Democrat candidate hoping to take the seat from Labour, having just missed out last time. Never would a barchart saying “The Conservatives can’t win here” have been truer.

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  • London Elects has updated with Shirley Houghton nominated for Lambeth & Southwark.

    Stirring? On LDV? Never!

  • That is an embarrasing mistake to make

  • 10 candidates for Mayor, and the last one alphabetically is Brian Paddick. Can the Q-Z people not muster up a candidate to represent half the entire alphabet?

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