Political

Local councillor challenges the Lib Dem Boris Johnson

In Liberal Democrat Newswire #50 I covered the selection dilemma for the Liberal Democrats own Boris Johnson – a popular, directly-elected Mayor thinking of making a run for Parliament. In the Lib Dem case it is Mayor Dorothy Thornhill in Watford.

Another Lib Dem has now decided to go for the selection too:

Rabi Martins, who represents central Watford on the borough council, has applied to be the party‚Äôs candidate for the General Election…

He said: “I tried for it before (in 2004) when Sal Brinton narrowly beat me and did not stand again (in 2010) as I did not think it was worth it. It is something I have a big desire to do – I would love to be the MP for Watford. Watford is my town. Watford needs a good MP and I think I could be it.”…

The retired business consultant has stood for parliament twice before for the Liberal Democrats in Hornchurch, in London, in 1997 and in Luton South in 2001.

UPDATE: Dorothy Thornhill won the selection contest.

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