22 March 2007

Dick Whittington Coming To London

Credit: The Daily TelegraphJohn Bird, the founder of the Big Issue magazine sold by the homeless, has announced he is to stand as an independent candidate for the Mayor of London. A reformed criminal and drug taker, Mr Bird said he would be "a mayor of the streets" and would run on a platform of social inclusion, representing housing estates and communities and highlighting issues such as ghettoisation.

Some Conservatives had hoped to persuade Mr Bird to stand on their platform.