Monday, June 12, 2006

New selection for London's Mayor

Well this certainly looks different ! I wonder who they'll draft and what Steve Norris thinks of it all. We are likely to find out soon.

Since I live in Surrey I don't expect a vote - but perhaps this new selection process is the shape of things to come ? How will Ken and the Lib Dems respond ?

London’s top job – Can you rise to the challenge?

The next Mayor of London will be chosen in May 2008.

For the first time, every voter in London will get the chance to select the Conservative Party’s candidate for that election. Any Conservative who is eligible to stand in the election for Mayor can apply to become the Party’s candidate.

London’s top job – Can you rise to the challenge?

This marks a first for London and a first for the Conservatives: it’s the first time in British politics that such an important post has been chosen like this. And it’s a first for the Conservatives – we’re changing our selection process for the Mayor to give every Londoner a say.

Who wins? You decide.

Every Londoner who supports our Party will have a chance to become the Conservative candidate. Headhunters will be used to encourage potential candidates to apply. And, later in the year, we will be holding a series of public meetings across the capital so that Londoners can quiz potential candidates face to face. Then every Londoner will be able to vote by text or phone on who should be the Conservative candidate for the capital’s top job.

Too many people are fed up and disillusioned with politics. We hope that doing things differently will fire the public’s imagination, and get them talking and thinking about politics again. Somewhere in London, there’s a Mayor in the making. If it’s you, please consider applying today.

Promoted by George Bridges on behalf of the Conservative Party both at 25 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0DL


Ellee Seymour said...

I don't understand why some cities elect mayors and others don't. Surely there should be one rule for the whole country, it's so confusing.

Man in a Shed said...

However I have to say the idea of a London Mayor has been a good one (credit to NuLabour on this one). The only question is how to stop Ken Livingstone from winning again !

Not to sure about other towns and cities.