Liberal Democrats today dismissed as “highly unlikely” a report that Montgomeryshire MP Lembit Opik might bid to become the party’s candidate for London Mayor next year.
The report suggested that the Mid Wales MP was being touted as candidate for the job of trying to unseat Labour’s Ken Livingstone.
It said that his entry into the race would “liven the contest up” and would not harm his parliamentary career if he performed well.
A colleague was quoted in the Daily Express as saying: “The party is keen to have someone well known with charisma to stand for the job, and that’s certainly true of Lembit.”
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Turn again Lembit
This story does not make it on to the Daily Express's rudimentary website, but regular readers will know that I rely more upon the Shropshire Star for my news: