Floella Benjamin, Lib Dem peer and former Playschool presenter has long been rumoured to be the party’s secret weapon to beat Boris/ refresh the parts that Brian Paddick could not reach for the 2012 London mayoralty. She has now been duly been elected Mayor – of CBeebies cartoon town Chuggington that is. The picture of her worshipful in chain gang gear in full context can be seen p19 of this unweildly report here. She can be seen on official business here for 7 days only:

Anyone know Baroness Benjamin of Beckenham’s position on trebling tuition fees? Do the right thing Flo and come out against them – from one Deputy Mayoress to another member of the Mayoral crew. Better still you could always join Labour as elected LibDem local government folk have done all over the country.