Hughes' campaign to be London's next mayor, Liberal Democrat shadow to the ODPM, Edward Davey, said today.
'Brent East confirms that Liberal Democrats are the main challengers in
in cities like Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle and it is therefore the
Liberal Democrats who offer the positive alternative.
'On issues ranging from scrapping the unfair council tax to investing in
public services the Lib Dems are setting the policy agenda.
'This result in Brent East has particular significance in London as the
Liberal Democrats didn't just beat New Labour but defeated Ken Livingstone
and Old Labour too.'