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THE LAST WORD: Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrat

PUBLISHED: 11:58 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 15:00 07 September 2010

Londoners face a real dilemma on May 1. Ken has proved he is not fit to be our Mayor any longer; Boris has never done anything to prove that he is fit to be Mayor. I spent 30 years on the beat walking the streets of London. I managed budgets of tens of mi

Londoners face a real dilemma on May 1. Ken has proved he is not fit to be our Mayor any longer; Boris has never done anything to prove that he is fit to be Mayor.

I spent 30 years on the beat walking the streets of London. I managed budgets of tens of millions of pounds, leading teams of more than 20,000 police officers.

The decisions I took made a real difference to people's lives.

I'm not a career politician like Ken and Boris. I've spent my life delivering public services for Londoners. I believe we need a real change on May 1.

London needs a Mayor with serious solutions for the practical problems Londoners face, a mayor who understands the problems Londoners face in transport, housing and crime.

Fellow Londoners like me don't trust either Ken or Boris: what should we do on Thursday?

You get two votes. A first preference vote for me says: "I agree Brian Paddick is the best candidate."

It says: "I want a serious alternative to Ken and Boris."

Vote Liberal Democrats on May 1.


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