As a senior police commander, Brian Paddick got very good results in some of the toughest boroughs of London.
Unfortunately, Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone are very big hitters in the London mayoral race and Brian will have to be content with 3rd place. I am sure he will carry the, not insignificant, London gay vote by a mile.
Hmm. Mixed feelings about this. While I admire Brian Paddick and think it would be great to have a gay mayor in London, I am concerned that having the nomination of Brian Paddick splits the leftwing vote and we get fucking Boris in again.