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Might Ken be dethroned?

By Tom Nuttall  

What with the continued limp spectacle of the Brown government and, by contrast, the excitement and glamour of the US presidential primaries, British politics feels rather dull at the moment. So it is perhaps surprising that media interest in the upcoming London mayoral election has been so lacking. After all, one of the points of introducing direct elections for city mayors in Britain was to revitalise flagging interest in politics by introducing a direct link between voter and candidate. And this year, not only do we have two very charismatic and lively candidates in the form of Ken Livingstone and…

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