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Michael Bloomberg for mayor of London? Here’s everything you need to know

by LLB Editor
7th Apr 15 11:07 am

News that Michael Bloomberg, the three-time New York mayor, could run for mayor of London sent Twitter into a tizzy.

While some called the prospect “delusional”, others said this “must be a belated April Fool”.

Here’s everything you need to know about Bloomberg’s prospects for running for London mayor:

1. The Sunday Times reported that Bloomberg is considering running for London mayor in 2016.

Steve Hilton, a senior advisor to David Cameron, told the paper: “It would be an incredible coup for London if Mike Bloomberg could be persuaded to run for mayor here.

“His kind of pragmatic problem-solving leadership is exactly what London needs.”

2. However, Bloomberg’s former Deputy Mayor, Howard Wolfson, said that he will never run for London mayor.

He told the New York Post: “You can quote me on the record ruling it out.

“He is flattered, but he loves New York city too much to leave it – and knows how tough it will be for anyone to follow Boris.”

3. Odds for Bloomberg becoming London mayor? 100/1, according to Ladbrokes.

4. Even if Bloomberg intends to run for London mayor, he’s not eligible. Why? Because the mayor of London must be a citizen of the UK or the European Union.

 

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