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Mayoral hustings

By Mary Fitzgerald  

Few surprises to report from the final public showdown between the three London Mayoral candidates at Cadogan Hall last night.

The audience’s questions ran along largely predictable lines: crime, hospital closures, transport, and affordable housing, allowing the candidates to quote healthy chunks from their manifestos and knock eachother’s record on said issue. Accustomed as they are by now to sparring with one another, none of the candidates were short on quips (even the chronically wooden Paddick).

But the whole event was somewhat hamstrung by the demands of live broadcasting (and, it seemed, a TV crew who hadn’t got to grips…

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