The Campaign Begins


Though it may seem hard to believe, the race to be the next London Mayor starts officially today. Following months of back and forth from the main candidates, the contenders are finally fighting on their manifesto pledges for the big job.

The BBC and Guardian both report on the latest polling going into the race:

The latest opinion poll suggests Johnson, the Conservative candidate, has a 12-point lead over Livingstone, and last night bookmakers said the Henley MP was now the clear favourite for the May 1 poll.

(The Guardian )

The race should certainly be interesting and we will be following it, and the implications which it has for you, very closely.