Nine men and three women will vie for the public’s vote to succeed Boris Johnson in the May 5
election, officials at London Elects said on Friday.
In 2012, when Labour’s Ken Livingstone was defeated by Mr Johnson, only seven candidates were on
Twelve years earlier in London’s first ever Mayoral contest there were 11.
This year pits frontrunner Sadiq Khan, for Labour, against Conservative hopeful Zac Goldsmith in an
election widely expected to be a two-horse race.
Green Sian Berry, Ukip’s Peter Whittle and Liberal Democrat Caroline Pidgeon add to a field that
also includes George Galloway, the British National Party’s David Furness and an independent Polish
prince called John Zylinski.
Voters will also be electing the 25 London Assembly members on May 5