London Lib Dem members are voting right now on who will lead our campaign for the London Mayor elections in May next year.
As the current Leader of the Lib Dems at City Hall, I'm asking for your support so I can lead our campaign in London as our candidate for Mayor and at the top of the London-wide List for the Assembly.
I hope you will give me your first preference votes as Lib Dem candidate both for Mayor and for the London Assembly.
You can see a video of my campaign launch here.
And read here why London Liberal Democrats are backing me.
With both your first preference votes, we will be able to run a strong and united campaign - the first time with our City Hall leader as our Mayoral Candidate too. That way we can fight the London elections like never before. And it will be the first big opportunity to put the “Lib Dem Fightback” into action.
I want us to promote a liberal London that works for everyone – from housing to childcare to transport. I know how hard it is for young people to get on the housing ladder and end up moving every six months from one home to the next. I also know the huge challenges parents face trying to hold down jobs whilst finding affordable and flexible childcare.
I've always enjoyed campaigning with members across London - often on problems with our transport network. Sometimes it's been about rezoning tube stations, other times about unreliable train services. And who can forget our campaigns for the one-hour bus ticket, early bird fares and part-time travelcards.
It is with popular campaigns like these - and lots of hard work! - that we will rebuild our support across London.
I started my website nearly ten years ago because I'm passionate about changing our city for the better. I was cabinet member for schools and children on Southwark Council back then. Now I'm challenging the Mayor on a daily basis both at City Hall and in London's media. And there are now well over 1000 articles on my website! You can see for yourself what I've been doing in your borough from the map at the top right of the page.
So when you come to cast your votes, please give me your first preferences both as our candidate for Mayor, and as leader of the list for the Assembly. That way we can win the best ever result for Mayor and elect more Lib Dems to the London Assembly.