Thursday, February 05, 2015

The Conservatives' mayoral candidate for Leicester lives in... Market Harborough

The impression that the Conservatives are currently unable to challenge Leicester's domination of Leicester politics is strengthened by their choice of candidate for May's mayoral election.

Dr Paul Bremner is a member of Harborough District Council and lives in Market Harborough.

It is fair to say he is not a widely known in Market Harborough either, but a quote he gave to the Leicester Mercury suggests he has grasped the essentials of Leicester politics:
“Labour took people for a merry ride, and what we have now is council run by a small cartel of individuals around a mayor with absolute power. The city is being run without transparency.”


Anonymous said...

He does work in Leicester, at De Montfort University, where he is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy.

Herbert Eppel said...

Another post-scrapping referendum promise - give me strength! Based on my experience from Germany I'm very much in favour of the concept of elected mayors, and I fully agreed with the editorial on the subject that was published in the Leicester Mercury opinion piece back in November 2010 under the heading "Election for mayor will beat apathy". The piece is still available online at

Martin Brookes said...

A he has a possible vote winner a promise to hold a referendum to abolish the post

Anonymous said...

Is there any point to the election?

The only way Soulsby will lose is if he drops dead (or Gary Lineker stands against him).