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7 Labour London Mayoral Contenders Who Could Follow Boris Johnson

04/09/2014 15:09 BST | Updated 04/09/2014 15:59 BST
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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02: Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, prepares to be interviewed in Leicester Square following his regular 'Ask Boris' phone-in show on LBC talk radio on September 2, 2014 in London, England. Plans for a major new airport to be constructed on an island in the Thames estuary, which have been championed by Mr Johnson and dubbed 'Boris Island', have rejected in a report by the Airports Commission. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Labour politicians have been angling to be the party's candidate for London Mayor now Boris Johnson is nearing the end of his term and is hoping to move to Parliament.

Tottenham MP David Lammy has ended mounting speculation by declaring that he is running to be Labour's London Mayoral candidate, pledging to be a Mayor who "extends opportunity to all Londoners". This makes him the second Labour figure to declare his intentions after transport expert Christian Wolmar.

With other Labour figures expected to throw their hats into the ring, HuffPostUK runs through seven contenders who could compete to be Labour's candidate, and their strengths and weaknesses.

Labour's London Mayoral Candidate Runners & Riders