Sol Campbell to find out if he has shot at London Mayor

Former England footballer Sol Campbell. Possibly new Conservative mayor candidate. Photo: PA Images.

Former footballer Sol Campbell will find out tomorrow if he has any chance of standing for Conservative candidate for Mayor of London.

The ex-England, Arsenal and Tottenham star is among seven applicants being interviewed by senior Tory officials.

The party plans to draw up a shortlist of two or three names before a "primary" contest to choose the candidate in September.

The current mayor, Boris Johnson, has decided not to stand in next May's election.

Campbell is thought to have only a slim chance of making the shortlist. The bookies' favourite is Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith.

Westminster Council leader Philippa Roe, Deputy Mayor for Policing Stephen Greenhalgh and MEP Sayed Kamall are thought to be strong contenders.

London Assembly member Andrew Boff and businessman Ivan Massow are also being interviewed by the selection panel.