Adonis for Mayor?

13th December, 2011 2:55 pm

Speaking at the London policy conference today, Lord Adonis appeared to throw his hat into the ring for a future run as London Mayor. Top London blogger Adam Bienkov reports:

 

@AdamBienkov – Lord Adonis tells #lonconf “I would love to be Mayor.” Says he would do much better than “mediocre” job being done at the moment

That might imply a 2016 run if Ken Livingstone is unsuccessful next year, or perhaps even as Livingstone’s successor if he wins and chooses to serve only one further term.

  • Bill Lockhart

    I’d vote for him.

  • http://twitter.com/jruddy99 John Ruddy

    Actually, he would be good. Transport is the biggest thing on the mayor’s plate, and Andrew certainly knows his stuff as far as that is concerned. 

    In fact, if Ken has any sense, he’ll get Andrew Adonis in place as Deputy with responsibility for TfL pronto.

    • http://twitter.com/PatrickRaeburn Patrick Raeburn

      If it had escaped your notice Ken has Val Shawcross as his deputy. She has an excellent set of credentials in the Tranport policy field. 

  • Essexboy

    Sounds like John Major but looks more boring than John Major. I’d say he’s a winner, especially if that weird looking bloke who leads your Party endorses him… What’s his name again?

  • Daniel Speight

    But would he run as Labour or Liberal, or doesn’t it matter anymore? Come to think of it maybe he’s thinking of running as a Tory if Johnson loses. That would give him the full set of political parties.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Homfray/510980099 Mike Homfray

      Would anyone notice?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MCHMWHXOWHZGAMD2YHT36LW2LY Alan Giles

    God help the Labour Party – and Londoners  – if this little minnow was allowed to step forward.

    If Adonis is the answer, obviously the wrong question is being asked.

    If Adonis needs a job – perhaps he could replace Louis Walsh on the X Factor – they look remarkably alike. What does Andy know about boy bands?.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MCHMWHXOWHZGAMD2YHT36LW2LY Alan Giles

    His Lordship thanks you for your support, Bill – he’ll always wear it.

    • Dave Postles

      That’s a cracker – right on his cymbals.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Barker/1546990341 Paul Barker

    What makes you think Labour will still exist in 2016 ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ric.euteneuer Ric Euteneuer

    He’s rightwing, he supports grammar schools and selection in education, he dislikes unions, and he was previously a Lib Dem who stood against Labour.

    What more is there to hate about him ?

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