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Christian Wolmar has stepped up the social media London mayoral race

A new era of political discourse

By Josh Lowe  

The social media race for Mayor of London has just stepped up a gear. Labour candidate Christian Wolmar, a transport expert noted for his unconventional thinking about cities but not necessarily for his Twitter prowess, has found a charming new way of communicating his campaign slogan:

I aim to make London more (•_•) <) )╯Affordable / \ \(•_•) ( (> Liveable / \ (•_•) <) )> Sustainable / \

— Wolmar for London (@wolmarforlondon) July 10, 2015

These three cheeky dancing figures are a simple example of ASCII art (pictures made up of text), and they’re found pretty commonly on…

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