Lib Dem Parliamentary spokesperson Lynne Featherstone has congratulated MP Simon Hughes and MEP Sarah Ludford for their successful selections as London Mayoral candidate and head of the party’s list of candidates for the European Parliament.

Ms Ludford’s selection as the party’s top London European candidate was confirmed this week, following the landslide win for Simon Hughes in the Mayoral selection.

Ms Featherstone says both have taken a strong interest in Haringey and have been a boost the party’s local campaigns.

Lynne Featherstone comments:

“I am delighted that Simon Hughes is to be our mayoral candidate and that Sarah Ludford will lead our campaign next year for elections to the European Parliament. Simon will prove a worthy match for Ken Livingstone in the battle to become London’s mayor. London has many issues that these heavyweight campaigners will address, such as the state of the Tube, crime, and our overstretched health services in the capital. I look forward to working with them both.”