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Floella Benjamin viewed as potential City Hall challenger
Floella Benjamin linked to mayoral challenge

By politics.co.uk staff The Liberal Democrats could pick former Play School presenter Floella Benjamin as their candidate for the 2012 London mayoral election, according to a report. Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham, who was ennobled after the general election, is being viewed as a potential challenger to incumbent Boris Johnson, the Mirror newspaper reported. Sketch: In… Read more »

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Comment: Boris disgraces himself with protest evictions

The London Mayor is developing a reputation for authoritarianism and inaction. The Parliament Square eviction is his most disgraceful move so far. By Ian Dunt Quick. Think of something Boris Johnson has achieved as London Mayor. Strange, isn’t it? Nothing comes to mind. Under the pressure of my own challenge, I have emerged with three… Read more »