Newslinks | John Bird Rules Out Mayoral Bid

LondonUnlocked, The NewsEditor

The BBC reports that John Bird, founder of the Big Issue, has decided not to contest next years Mayoral election and instead focus his energies on fighting poverty:

"We're going to try and do what the CND did over the bomb, but over social injustice," he told the BBC.

"We need parties to stop spending money on maintaining people in poverty," he added, calling for "some real grown-up thinking" on the matter.