Time to break the habit of a lifetime and see my name on a ballot paper – and not put a vote next to it!
I’m talking about the poll over at Liberal Democrat Voice on who should be the next Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor. Thanks all those who’ve put me (as I type) at the top of the poll, but sorry to tell you – I’ve no interest in putting my name forward for the selection when it kicks off again latter this year.
As for the other names that are listed – Brian Paddick is the one I’d pick. He impressed me when I was serving on the GLA and the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) – and as I wrote in another blog post at the time:
When I think of my time seeing the Met up close when I served on the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) for five year – Brian is the one officer I met who I believe really understands and gives weight to some of the problems that are contentious.