Tag Archives: Brian Paddick

LONDON: Openly Gay Former Police Chief Brian Paddick Nominated For Mayor

Britain’s Liberal Democrats have nominated former cop Brian Paddick as their choice for mayor of London. Until he left the force, Paddick was the highest-ranked openly gay police officer in Britain. Tonight, Mr Paddick said: “I hope to visit every local party in London, to meet the activists whose support we rely on year after year and to raise as ...

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A Day In Hand

Openly gay former London mayoral candidate Brian Paddick is heading a campaign that encourages gay couples in Britain to hold hands in public. The campaign, called “A Day in Hand” has received the backing of a number of celebrities in an attempt to allow gay people to feel more comfortable in public. Mr Paddick who was the most senior openly ...

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Gay Candidate Loses, London’s Gays Worry About New Mayor

Openly gay Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick (left) failed in his longshot bid to become London’s mayor on Friday, losing to Conservative (Tory) candidate Boris Johnson. Paddick ended a 30-year career with the Metropolitan Police last year, a job he left as one of the top-ranked openly gay police officials in the world. Had Paddick been elected, London would have ...

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HomoQuotable – Brian Paddick

“One right-wing newspaper is, I think, delving away hoping he is going to turn out to be a 19-year-old rent boy. If they do identify him and catch up with him they are going to be greatly disappointed in terms of news worthiness. I have, by running for political office, decided to some extent give up some of my privacy. ...

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Gay Former Cop Runs For London Mayor

London’s former Deputy Assistant Police Commissioner, Brian Paddick, is the Liberal Democrats’ nominee for London mayor. Once the highest-ranked openly gay cop in the world, Paddick, 49, will face popular Labor incumbent Ken Livingstone and Tory candidate Boris Johnson. Earlier this year, Paddick left London’s police force after 30-year career. In 2005, he famously argued with London’s Police Commissioner regarding ...

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