Siobhan Benita, who ran as an independent candidate for the Mayoral elections, says the past 16 weeks "have been the best of my professional life". She added that she wants to see "a change in the broadcasting rules" and " to ensure there is an independent voice speaking up for Londoners".
The political newcomer took a fifth of the vote with 83,914.
Alex Forrest writes:
While we wait here at City Hall for all the London votes to be counted, I've already seen one mayoral candidate in our press centre.
Siobhan Benita the independent is here and she seems pretty happy about how things are going.
Boris Johnson still seems to be in the lead, though according to the live count chart on londonelects.org Ken Livingstone does seem to be making a comeback.
The independent mayoral candidate Siobhan Benita has outlined her transport plans for London. She says she would freeze fares and allow jobseekers to get around for free.
Independent candidate Siobhan Benita launched her manifesto for the London mayoral elections today.
Her pledges include:
building 167 new primary schools by 2015.
appointing a Young Mayor for London and a new Youth Assembly
freezing fares on public transport until April 2014
providing free travel for jobseekers and cutting fares for low earners.
Her full manifesto can be read here.
In total, seven candidates are running in the London mayoral elections. They are:
Boris Johnson (Conservative)
Ken Livingstone (Labour)
Brian Paddick (Liberal Democrat)
Jenny Jones (Green)
Lawrence James Webb (UKIP)
Carlos Cortiglia (BNP)
Siobhan Benita (Independent)
The election is on Thursday May the 3rd and the deadline for registering to vote is tomorrow.