Interview: Christian Wolmar, the outsider battling to be London mayor

Interview: Christian Wolmar, the outsider battling to be London mayor

The distinguished transport commentator believes his bold ideas and grassroots campaign can carry him a long way towards City Hall

Christian Wolmar declared his wish to become London’s next mayor way back in September 2012. The seasoned transport commentator and long-time Labour Party member had written an Evening Standard article the previous April, lambasting the policies offered by both Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson in the run up to mayoral election as shallow and piecemeal. Wolmar called the pair “hackneyed” and lacking vision. One reader of the piece declared that if Wolmar ran for mayor, he’d vote for him. This praise planted a seed. He’d never been a politician. But by the end of the year, Wolmar was fully engaged in the most extensive grassroots political campaign the capital has seen in recent times.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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