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No late challengers in race for the RIBA presidency

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The deadline for nominations in the race for the RIBA presidency passed today, and as AJ went to press, the likelihood of a challenge to the trio of Brian Godfrey, Alex Reid and Paul Hyett was fading.

But as the deadline approached the campaign promised to be lively.

Godfrey, who is standing on a small practices and regions platform, branded the RIBA 'irrelevant'and its current commitment to the regions 'a lot of old rhubarb'. Meanwhile Hyett attacked Reid's decision to spend about £2,000 advertising his campaign web site in the trade press.'I'm not taking adverts, 'he said.'I'd prefer to see an economic, rather than an expensive campaign. If the campaign goes like that it could become undemocratic.'

Reid said he would keep his advertising low profile and said he didn't want a situation 'where someone could buy the presidency'.

Each candidate has also declared their campaign budget with Reid estimating he will spend the same as Godfrey, about £3,000, while Hyett claims to have made a more realistic estimate of £10,000.

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