Letter: The perfect mayor

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Sir: Duncan Borrowman tells us the Liberal Democrats' four candidates for mayor of London are more representative than the Tories' eight, "representing a cross-section of London - black, white, male, female, gay and straight" (letter, 27 July).

Well, for a start, to cover that lot, you'd need a matrix of eight (BFG, BFS, BMG, BMS, WFG, WFS, WMG, WMS). But where is the rich Chinese gay, or the poor transsexual Lebanese? The disabled agnostic Sri Lankan or the 90-year old fundamentalist Ukrainian?

Am I being any kind of "-ist" if I want to vote for a middle-aged unemployed white male who likes Monteverdi and fell walking?


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