This time last week I was in the middle of my busiest day of the year so far.
It started at 5am as I whizzed around London’s news studios on a media round. From there it was off to the restaurant where they film ‘First Dates’, to formally launch my campaign, and by the evening I was locked into debate at the first major hustings of the campaign.
It was as exhausting as it was exhilarating. But I’m so pleased with how well people are responding to the campaign and I’m really excited about continuing to speak to people in the coming weeks.
One thing that the BBC highlighted about my speech was my commitment to kindness. This is something I make no apology for. <[link removed]> I am proud to put compassion and kindness at the heart of my politics and I believe that it’s needed now more than ever.
Read on to see who my favourite performer at the BRITS was, why TfL continues to be in a mess and a round-up of all the coverage from my launch.
Lib Dem Candidate for Mayor of London
p.s. You might have seen this video of me getting shared a lot on Facebook <[link removed]>, it’s from when I was talking about knife crime on the BBC. Check it out.
Brit Awards 2020: Dave pays tribute to Grenfell and London bridge victims <[link removed]>
One of the things I love about London is its brilliant music scene and artists like Dave are incredibly moving when they speak truth to power like this.
TfL complaints soar to record 110,000 over past three years <[link removed]>
Sadiq Khan's fare freeze for tourists and mismanagement of Crossrail has had such a damaging impact on transport in London.
BENITA IN THE NEWS
Siobhan Benita: Let’s make London a kinder city for everyone (Evening Standard) <[link removed]> <[link removed]> <[link removed]>
London has a knife crime crisis – as mayor, here's how I'd fix it (The Independent) <[link removed]>
The Five Most Exciting Policy Ideas From London's Mayoral Hopefuls (Londonist) <[link removed]>
MORE HEADLINES <[link removed]>
It’s time for London to elect its first female mayor (The Times) <[link removed]>
Mayoral hopeful’s vision for a regulated cannabis market (Evening Standard) <[link removed]>
Siobhan Benita tells Kay Burley that London needs more than a Mascot Mayor (Sky News) <[link removed]>
Siobhan Benita on Knife Crime (BBC Politics London) <[link removed]>
Siobhan Benita talks to Vannessa Feltz about her credentials (BBC Radio London) <[link removed]>
London mayoral race: Legalise cannabis, says Lib Dem candidate (BBC News) <[link removed]>
Mayoral Hopeful Would Speed Up Opening of District Line Night Tube (Fulham SW6) <[link removed]>
Election 2020: Liberal Democrat Siobhan Benita launches London Mayor campaign (On London) <[link removed]>
Lib Dem Siobhan Benita launches Mayor of London campaign (London Post) <[link removed]>
Lib Dem Siobhan Benita promises “safer, greener, kinder London” (City Matters) <[link removed]>
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