Who is Conservative London Mayor candidate Shaun Bailey?

Shaun Bailey has been selected to be the Conservative Party candidate in the 2020 London Mayoral Election.

Bailey, who is seen as an ally of David Cameron, saw off competition from Joy Morrissey and Andrew Boff to earn the nomination.

But what do we know about Bailey?

  • Born in North Kensington in 1971

  • Educated at Henry Compton School, Fulham, earning five CSE's

  • A former army cadet who went on to become a Sergeant-Instructor

  • Earned two A-levels and a BTEC at Paddington College

  • Worked as security guard at Wembley while studying for his degree at London South Bank University

  • Gained a 2:2 in computer-aided engineering

  • Was a drug-worker at Blenheim Project

  • He is Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies

  • Lost at the 2010 General Election standing in Hammersmith

  • Worked as a special advisor on youth crime under David Cameron

  • Appeared in an article entitled 'Top Tory Totty' in Tatler magazine

  • Failed to gain nomination for three different constituencies at 2015 General Election

  • Was voted onto London Assembly in May 2016

  • He is currently deputy leader of the Conservative Greater London Authority Group

  • Lost at the 2017 General Election standing in Lewisham West and Penge