At the moment, most London boroughs are lucky if they’ve got one good, effective political operator.
The implication being that the rest are out of their depth, which (given the Labour ones are the people who will go out on the door step asking people to vote for him) shows a certain level of arrogance.
But, and you knew that was coming didn’t you, I’ll swallow my pride and will not only be voting for him but will campaign for him, and Len Duvall, in the run up to the Mayoral and GLA elections next year.
Mostly that’s because I think London has improved under his leadership. Unlike others I’m a fan of the bendy buses and the investment in buses in general; I quite like the new skyline we’re getting in East London; and think he’s shown imagination and leadership around the areas he’s responsible for. On top of that it’s been his budgets (passed without the support of Tories of Lib Dems) which have meant that we have seen a huge rise in the number of community based police officers across the capital.