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Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick visits Bromley South

PUBLISHED: 12:26 01 May 2012

Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor.

Brian Paddick, Liberal Democrat candidate for London Mayor.

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Liberal Democrat Mayoral candidate Brian Paddick visited Bromley South this morning as he stepped up his campaigning drive.

The former Lambeth borough commander met with Bromley’s police and shoppers in the town as he laid out his plans for the borough should he win on Thursday.

Mr Paddick said: “Policing and transport issues are two things which I think are incredibly important to the people of Bromley.

“I’m concerned about the lack of police on the streets and I want to bring back the importance of community policing.”

Infrequent transport in the outer London boroughs has been a traditional concern and he said this is something he is looking to address.

He said: “The outer London boroughs often get overlooked when it comes to transport and this is why expanding the bus routes and having strong links into London.

“I want to take over commuter services and run them as London Overground to make them more frequent and reliable.”

The 54-year-old said he received a positive reception and he believes it is not a two-horse race between Labour’s Ken Livingstone and the incumbent Mayor Boris Johnson.

He said: “As George Galloway showed, anything can happen.”

For comprehensive coverage of the election, see next week’s Bromley Times (out May 10), visit www.bromleytimes.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @BromleyTimes.

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