The Apprentice boss Alan Sugar might have donated £70,000 to the Labour party last year, but Ken Livingstone is definitely not his choice for London mayor.
“I don’t care if Ed Miliband is backing Livingstone. I seriously suggest NO ONE votes for Livingstone in the mayoral election,” tweeted Lord Sugar yesterday to his 1.8 million followers.
As Sugar is a Labour peer, it was speculated that he may face disciplinary action over his comments because under party rules Labour members are not supposed to recommend a vote for anyone but a Labour candidate. But since Sugar didn’t recommend any other candidates, it has been reported that the Labour Party decided to take no action.
Sugar also ruled out any possibility of him running for mayor. He tweeted: “It’s been suggested I run for Mayor. Not possible, too many commercial conflicts, no time, more to the point I would not know where to start.”
After a Twitter furore over who he is going to vote for, Sugar clarified that he cannot vote in the Mayoral elections because he is registered in Essex and not London. Also, as a rule of parliament, members of the House of Lords aren’t allowed to vote in the UK general elections.
Ken’s not been having a good week, he was criticised for using private healthcare yesterday and the latestYouGov poll for the London Evening Standard showed that Boris has an eight-point lead over him.
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