Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Andrew Gilligan source challenges Boris for Mayor

One of Andrew Gilligan's main sources for his stories on Ken Livingstone has announced his intention to stand for the Mayor of London.

A man of clear and obvious political principle, Atma Singh has called on the leaders of all three main political parties to select him as their candidate. He declares on his campaign website:

"I will write before the New Year to the Labour Party Leader, Gordon Brown MP and Prime Minister. I am still a Labour Party member, despite the fact that I have lost confidence in the London Labour Party leaders specifically Ken Livingstone, the former Mayor of London and my former boss and Len Duvall, former chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority and chair of the Greater London Labour Party whose criminal conviction I exposed when he was chair of the Metropolitan Police Force and it being kept secret.

"I will also write a letter in the next year to the of the Liberal Democrat Party Nick Clegg MP asking him to support my candidacy upon a basis of advancing progressive politics in London and common views on many issues.

"I will also write a letter in the next year to David Cameron MP, Leader of the Conservative Party to emphasise that I think his abilities and ideas make him fit to be a good centre ground Prime Minister of the UK and why I would work positively with him, if he were to be elected as Prime Minister and I were to be elected as Mayor of London."

He does not state whether he will also send an application to the Greens, UKIP and the Christian Choice, but at this stage we should rule nothing out.

However, although Atma's campaign has not sent the shock waves through the political establishment that he had perhaps hoped, it did garner at least one article in the online version of the Sikh Times.

And with his claims to have 'did a lot, achieved a lot and I gave a lot' we can only expect for there to be better things from him to come.

8 comments:

Political Animal said...

He looks a lot like Andrew Gilligan, doesn't he? Are they in fact the same person and this is Gilligan's revenge for Boris not appointing him Deputy Mayor/sacking Peter Hendy/stopping all spending on transport projects ever?

Anonymous said...

Gilligan is strangely silent on this one. Presumably he will be backing his drinking partner.

white rabbit said...

Blimey! Is this something to do with the end of ideology? At least he hasn't asked the BNP (I assume)...

stuart graham said...

I think this can be safely be put to bed as a non-story. Would be good if Gilligan ran - a nice hate figure like him would rouse everyone.

Dave Cole said...

Is the website 'for real'?

xD.

The Troll said...

I have to say Dave, I had the same reaction as you but as much as it would make the perfect parody, it is in fact the real thing.

Bring on 2012

angelneptunestar said...

It's just another candidate lining up to be eventually trounced by Boris and I must say, he looks like a very nice person.

vic allen said...

Angela there's no election Boris has to run for till 2012. If the next three and a half years are anything like the last three and a half months, not even all of Gilligan's men will put a gloss on his administration. Even you might question some of his 'inspired' decisions.