Categories Ex-Mayor Livingstone Standard says Read to run for Mayor Post author By Phil Post date January 2, 2007 3 Comments on Standard says Read to run for Mayor Tonight the Evening Standard is reporting that ex-Radio 1 DJ, Mike Read is set to run as a potential Conservative candidate for London Mayor. Not sure what he stands for. I would prefer a real politician me. Click on image below to blow it up. ← Do young councillors want too much? → LSC waste Â£116 million re-organising themselves 3 replies on “Standard says Read to run for Mayor” Not exactly an intellectual heavyweight… The hard truth (as Blair discovered when he tried to get Richard Branson to run) is that anyone with a successful record outside politics will be making more money and getting less grief than they would as Mayor. For someone like that the proposition is actually very unnattractive. I predict that our candidate will be a politician, not a celebrity – and a good thing too… Isn’t Boris Johnson the obvious candidate? Comments are closed.