Tuesday, 4 December 2012
NEW BOOK OF THE MONTH - Victory in London
In 2012 the political stakes could not be higher. After one term in office and despite enjoying personal popularity, Boris Johnson faced an uphill battle for re-election as Mayor of London. Buffeted by Tory unpopularity, the toughest financial conditions in years and accusations that he was out of touch and a ʻdo-nothingʼ Mayor, Boris faced the fight of his political life.
And to top it all, he was up against Ken Livingstone, one of the most formidable and ruthless campaigners in British politics.
This is the first and most authoritative book about Boris Johnsonʼs re-election. Told by an insider, it will reveal the inner workings of the campaign and how one of the most high profile politicians in the country and his extraordinary team pulled off an election victory that was closer than anyone dared think.
Based on an unprecedented level of access to all the key players, including Boris himself and campaign director Lynton Crosby, this is a must read for anyone interested in politics.
1. From celebrity to Mayor
2. Growing pains
3. Re-starting the machine
4. Annus Horribilis
5. Tale of two camps
6. Boris enters the ring
8. With friends like these…
9. Judgement day