How did Boris make it to Mayor?

Hornchurch's horned church

1) Targeting the suburbs.

I was surprised to see Bozza canvassers lining Hornchurch High Street when I was down there a few weeks ago, but why? Havering is a true-blue Tory area, always has been, and his minions were preaching to the converted. Didn’t get much of that when I went to vote just off Richmond Avenue, once home of T. Blair.

Make it all the way out to zone 6, and you’ll also find that they love their cars. Figures.

2) Gordon Brown having a total 10p shocker. Way to alienate some proper Labour voters there!

3) Ken Fatigue. I still like him, but 8 years is too long.

4) Media obsession with Ken v BoJo meant that Brian Paddick’s slightly lacklustre campaign never got off the ground. Beyond Labour and Tory, you know no one else has a chance of winning.


Thanks, Merton (and Hislop, a bit).

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