The Conservative Party has announced that Boris Johnson has been selected as their candidate for Mayor of London at next May’s elections.
Mr Johnson won 75% of the 20,019 vote cast in an ‘open primary’ which allowed all registered voters in London a say in the selection.
In a statement Mr Johnson said “My determination to lead this city is stronger than ever. After seeing both the good and bad that London has to offer, I am committed to making London greater and standing up for every Londoner that invests so heavily in our city.”
The Henley MP beat three lesser known candidates; Andrew Boff, Victoria Borwick, Warwick Lightfoot.
Mr Johnson will face incumbent Mayor Ken Livingstone in next year’s elections.
Mr Livingstone said he would “run on my record of building London’s public services – one and a half million more bus trips every day, a beat police team in every neighbourhood, record transport investment, winning the 2012 Olympics and London playing a leading role in tackling climate change – with a clear promise to Londoners that we will build further on these over four more years.”