SCRUTINY committee chairman Awale Olad likes to throw in a few ‘jokes’ every now again. He recently stopped a meeting to start a discussion over why Labour councillor Douglas Beattie had a print of David Beckham getting sent off against Argentina on his wall.
At tonight’s session, he ‘joked’ that his Covid committee had half of the London mayoral candidates on board, as the Greens’ Sian Berry and Luisa Porritt from the Liberal Democrats are on the panel.
But although her only opponent in the Lib Dem selection race has been suspended – see last post + a million stories all around the web – Cllr Porritt was forced to remind the videocall room that she was not officially the chosen candidate. Yet.
‘Cannot discuss’, she sidestepped as Cllr Olad badgered on about where her opponent had gone.
All roads lead back to Camden though, as we always say, and Camden Council may well have two councillors in the race to unseat Sadiq Khan next year.