The candidates standing in the Mayor of London election on May 3 have been officially announced.
In the order that they will appear on the ballot paper, they are:
- Siobhan Benita (Independent)
- Carlos Cortiglia (BNP)
- Boris Johnson (Conservative)
- Jenny Jones (Green)
- Ken Livingstone (Labour)
- Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat)
- Lawrence James Webb (UKIP)
Greater London Returning Officer, John Bennett, said: “The Mayor and the London Assembly are important and powerful roles. The winning candidates will be responsible for issues that affect everyone in London – from transport and policing, to housing and the environment – with an annual budget of around £14bn.
“We’ve now announced the list of official candidates, and now it is up to the 5.8m Londoners who are eligible to vote to make a decision on who will run the capital for the next four years.
Londoners will be voting for a new mayor on May 3, but also for members of the London Assembly, which holds the Mayor to account.
Voters will receive three ballot papers when they go to vote: one for the Mayor, one for Constituency Assembly Members (who represent particular areas) and one for the London-wide Assembly Members (who do not represent a particular area and are voted for through a system of proportional representation).
A full list of candidates standing in the Mayoral contest, London-wide contest and each of the 14 constituency contests can be found on the London Elects website.