Mayoral candidate Brian Rose has said he expects to achieve “the greatest upheaval in political history” on May 6 by becoming mayor of London.
The former Wall Street banker, who presented himself as independent before launching his own political party, toured the capital in a campaign “battle bus” and claims to have a “deeper relationship” with the Londoners than with other politicians.
Speaking to the Local Democracy Information Service at a campaign event in Westminster yesterday (4 May), Mr Rose said “polls and mainstream media … don’t know how to quantify it”.
He said: “I honestly think we are going to cause the greatest upheaval in political history. I meet so many people on the streets who are with us, who know our policies.
“I think the problem is that the polls and the mainstream media don’t know how to quantify a candidate like me. I’ve been around people’s lives for ten years here in London. Some people know my whole story, they’ve seen my documentaries, they’ve seen me interviewing people who have literally changed the course of their lives.
“I think I have a deeper relationship than most of the politicians in town who show up three weeks before an election.”
Mr Rose has denied any claims that his tenure as mayor was a public relations exercise and said he started the London Real Party to show “a long-term commitment to local politics” in the capital.
“It’s one thing to be a flash in the pan and run for mayor and we see a lot of people doing it, even in and of itself, for PR reasons. But we wanted to show that we have a long term commitment to this city, ”he said.
In addition to running for mayor, Mr Rose will also be on his party’s list for the London Assembly seats in London on May 6 alongside three other candidates from the London Real Party.
Mr Rose’s mayoral campaign failed to impact opinion polls, polling just 3%, still 2% below the share of the vote needed for a candidate to retain his deposit of £ 10,000.
Despite this, Mr Rose said: “I think we’re going to shock people on May 6th, really.”
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This notice was published: 2021-05-05 05:00:00