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TONY BANKS WINS BLAIR'S BACKING FOR MAYOR

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Sports minister Tony Banks is now the prime minister's preferred candidate in the election to become mayor of Londo...
Sports minister Tony Banks is now the prime minister's preferred candidate in the election to become mayor of London, The Sunday Times claimed (p5).

It says that sources close to Tony Blair point to the fact that in chosing Mr Banks, he will head off left-wing criticism when the Labour party bars Ken Livingstone, former head of the GLC, from running.
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