Big Issue founder John Bird has announced he will stand as an independent candidate in next year’s Mayoral elections.
Bird told the Evening Standard he would seek to be “a mayor of the streets, of the housing estates and of the local communities.”
“I don’t come from an arrogant political elite like Ken [Livingstone]. I don’t come from a social elite. I’ve got involved in various London problems and run a number of businesses. Actually, I think it will take a coalition of forces to sort out London’s problems today.”