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Brian Paddick May Run For Mayor Of London In 2012

Openly gay British politician Brian Paddick said he may run for mayor of London in 2012. Paddick was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the London mayoral election in 2008.

BBC News reports:

The former Metropolitan Police officer, who ran for the post in 2008, has put his name forward before the deadline for nominations closes on Friday.

He told BBC London he wants to “gauge support over the next two weeks” before making the final decision.

In 2008, Mr Paddick came in third after the current mayor Boris Johnson and labour candidate Ken Livingstone.

Former MP Lembit Opik, London Assembly member Mike Tuffrey and Lib Dem councillor Duwayne Brooks, a friend of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, are also seeking to run as the Lib Dem mayoral candidate next year.

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