London mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed he will be doing jury service from next week.
Mr Khan, who has seen his poll ratings drop as public concern about the level of violent crime in the capital has heightened, said he would continue to work in the evenings and on days when he is not needed in court.
Announcing the move on the mayoral Facebook page, Mr Khan wrote: "From Monday, I'll be fulfilling my civic duty as a juror, having been selected for jury service.
"Jurors have a vital role in our legal system, and it's important that everyone eligible plays their part."
He added: "Jury service depends on people from all backgrounds giving up their time, and when a jury reaches a verdict, it is not only making a decision that affects the defendant, but also one that impacts upon the victim and the communities in which they live.
"Although I'll be on duty from Monday, I've made arrangements to stay in contact with City Hall and my team of deputy mayors throughout, and will work as usual in the evenings and on any days where I am not required for jury service."