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.