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Nadine Dorries
Mayor Boris MP
Posted Thursday, 5 July 2007 at 13:14

I sincerely hope that Boris throws his hat officially into the mayoral ring very soon indeed.


I suspect that what is happening now is a protracted period of both whipping up support and testing the water with regard to media and public reaction.


Boris Johnson will make an excellent London Mayor and remain an equally excellent MP for Henley on Thames.


If any mere mortal President of the United States can take on America, Boris can manage London and Henley at the same time. In fact, as many of his constituents will be daily commuters into London, it could be argued that he would be looking after his constituents’ interests from both ends, in and out, at home and at work.


They love him in Henley, he had the biggest percentage vote swing of any sitting Conservative MP at the last election. I have heard a number of MPs attempt to take that crown for themselves. It’s one of those testosterone fuelled claims that a number make, often, to whoever will listen; however, Boris did it, and I have never heard him mention it once.


I see a lot of Boris, his office is just up a few doors from mine; we often walk down to vote together.  He makes me laugh, sometimes on bad days, and for that I love him.


I know he isn’t perfect, he would be the first to call himself a sinner, I would be the second, and there would be hoards after me, but who in this life is perfect?


We are strengthened and fortified by our life experiences; they shape and mould us into fuller, rounder, more compassionate, understanding human beings. He is a man of great intellect who knows and understands what is important in this life, he’s a great father.


I know he has been in more trouble than most, we all remember his comments about Liverpool. I also remember his hair shirt tour of the city to apologise. That was big of him, and appreciated. Sorry is a big word and there are not many who can really manage to say it and mean it in the way Boris did, to all of Liverpool, his apology was accepted, he has no enemies there.


London deserves a good Mayor. The best city in the world deserves the best care and attention. Boris is a no nonsense Conservative, a plain speaker who has little time for political correctness or procrastination. He would get things done, at last.


He is a rare thing in politics, a human being, with warts and all. His messy hair is his trademark, who doesn’t know Boris? If name face recognition is the name of the game in an election, he is almost all the way there.


I said Boris made me laugh, and for that I loved him.


 Ken Livingstone, with his newty voice and puny ways does not make me laugh, he makes me weep.


Boris v Ken -  who would you put money on?


The streets may not be paved with gold, but the sun may shine over London yet!

Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 5 July 2007
Money on Boris for sure! Good to see you using your writing talent on a worthwhile person and not wally Quentin.Boris does a good blog also although I have to admit to referring to the dictionary occasionally, which is no bad thing.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 5 July 2007
Boris, like yourself, is one of those instantly likeable people. So get your cat and GO FOR IT BORIS!!!!
Ian said:
Responded: Thursday, 5 July 2007
As always Nadine, you are toooooooooo polite when describing certain characters and Livingstone is no exception.He would be more suited to playing one of the weasels in Wind in the Willows than the lead role in Dick Whittington! The sooner we have Boris playing that part the better off all Londoners would be!
Ronnie said:
Responded: Thursday, 5 July 2007
Definitely Boris for Mayor (as long as he still appears in Have I Got News For You). No one better for the job!
Jane K said:
Responded: Thursday, 5 July 2007
We've been lumbered with the same Mayor in Bedford. Don't make the same mistake as us, all you Londoners, vote for a change..Vote for Boris
Mike H said:
Responded: Thursday, 5 July 2007
Just as long as being Mayor doesn't exclude him from appearing on HIGNFY... :-)
John said:
Responded: Thursday, 5 July 2007
My ultimate test of how well known someone is, is to Googe the name. Boris came top of the list on Boris input, unfortunately Livingstone came top when input Ken (obviously Barbie must have ditched her long term boyfriend sending him into oblivium). On input of Nadine, my favourite Lady MP came top, but then again my computer is biased.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Thursday, 5 July 2007
I hope you don't have too many bad days Nadine, you don't deserve them.
Boris4London said:
Responded: Thursday, 5 July 2007
Go Boris !!
Ellee said:
Responded: Monday, 9 July 2007
Actually Nadine, who would want to be perfect, could you imagine anything more dull. I have a gut feeling that Boris will throw his hat in.
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