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Failed Euro candidate takes over London Lib Dem party

PUBLISHED: 07:00 17 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:15 05 October 2010

A POLITICAL activist who just missed getting elected to the Euro Parliament has romped home in another election. This time Jonathan Fryer, from London’s deprived East End, has topped the poll to be next Chairman of London Liberal Democrats

By Mike Brooke

A POLITICAL activist who just missed getting elected to the Euro Parliament has romped home in another election.

This time Jonathan Fryer, from London's deprived East End, has topped the poll to be next Chairman of London Liberal Democrats, the federation of local LibDem parties.

He got two-thirds of the votes at the group's autumn conference last Saturday.

Jonathan, from Bow Common Lane in Mile End, was Number 2 on the LibDem list for the EU elections in June and only narrowly missed becoming a Euro-MP.

"But now I shall be concentrating on getting the party shipshape in London in the run-up to the General Election," he promised.

"I'll obviously be paying some special attention to my home patch in the East End.

"The time is ripe for a Liberal Democrat revival in Tower Hamlets, with Labour in the doldrums and Respect a busted flush."

It will be a tough, uphill struggle. Lib-Dems are down to just four councillors on the local authority out of 51, after a commanding position just 15 years ago when they controlled the Town Hall.


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