Saturday, 20 February 2010

Purnell for Mayor?!

James Purnell yesterday announced he's standing down as an MP. He's going to train as a community organiser with London Citizens and possibly do a bit of part-time teaching at a Kilburn comprehensive. Today he's apparently out canvassing people on the streets of Islington to protest against the closure of the local Whittington Hospital.

Remind me, when's the next London mayoral election? 2012? That would be right in the middle of the next Tory Government's mid-term slump. I wonder who Labour's candidate will be? Perhaps a hard-working organiser of London's disadvantaged communities? Well, it worked out for another highly-qualified community organiser...

2 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

He speaks fluent French too, which will come in handy when he's hanging with his homies in London's famous French quarter.

Gaw said...

I suppose there's always the European Commission if things don't work out...