A little later this morning I will drop off the large brown envelope with my application to be considered as the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London.
This is clearly and big job and a big step for me.
Why did I decide to put my self forward? There are a number of reasons.
- I think that London deserves better than Ken Livingstone and rather than snipe from the sidelines I have decided to do something about it.
- The open primary system means that I have as good a chance as any of the other candidates.
- A number of people, who I have a lot of respect for, thought that I would make a good candidate and recommended that I stand.
I now have a campaign website and I have set up the Ideas Forum for London. As you can see from this blog I have plenty of opinions and there are a number of policies which I have already outlined but the Mayor of London is too important a job to be based around just one set of ideas.
I am sure that amongst the 7 million Londoners there are the answers to the big issues facing London and I hope that the forum will bring them out.
I will continue writing this blog and I hope that the three sites will give plenty of opportunity for people to see why I should be the Conservative Candidate for Mayor of London.