Sol Campbell Heads Out Of Tory Race To Be London Mayor

Sol Campbell Heads Out Of Tory Race To Be London Mayor

Former footballer Sol Campbell has missed out in his bid to become the Tory candidate for Mayor of London.

The party has unveiled a four-man shortlist for the contest to succeed Boris Johnson next year, with favourite Zac Goldsmith taking on Andrew Boff, Syed Kamal and Stephen Greenhalgh.

However, England star Campbell, Westminster City Council leader Philippa Roe and businessman Ivan Massow failed to make the cut.

Official hustings will be held before September's open primary, in which anyone on the electoral register can vote. The Conservative candidate will be announced at the end of that month.

London regional chairman Ian Twinn said: "We have four excellent candidates who will now campaign across London over the summer before all Londoners will get the opportunity to vote in our primary in September.”

Conservative Party deputy chairman Robert Halfon MP said: "The Conservatives are once again putting the power in the hands of all Londoners to help us choose our candidate.

“Under Boris we have seen record investment in our capital and all of this will be put at risk from a Labour Party only offering more borrowing, more spending and higher taxes.”


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