Former head of the Conservative group at City Hall and Harrow resident, Susan Hall, has announced her intention to run for Mayor of London as a Tory candidate.
She is the latest figure to enter the race for the party nomination in the upcoming election scheduled for May next year.
Hall, a former leader of Harrow Council, was elected in 2006 to represent the ward of Hatch End where she has lived for over 35 years. She said that she would be the only candidate with the experience and strength to take on the current Mayor, Sadiq Khan – and win.
Speaking with Harrow Online, Hall outlined her priorities for London if elected. She highlighted the need to get the police working again, stop punishing people with unfair taxes and build more homes in the right places. She also spoke about the ongoing debate around the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which is set to cover the whole of London from August.
We are currently holding a poll via the Harrow Online Group to get feedback from residents as to whether they are for or against the expansion.
Hall expressed her desire to restore London a ‘happier and more tolerant city’. “We need to beat Sadiq Khan, so we can get the police working again, stop punishing people with unfair taxes, and build a lot more homes in the right places.
“I am the only candidate with the strength and the experience to take him on and win. If I am chosen as your Conservative Mayoral candidate, I will sort this mess out with a common sense plan to fix London.
“Not too long ago, London was a safer, happier and more tolerant city. It can be that again. If I am your candidate we will get there.”
The announcement of Hall’s candidacy comes amid growing speculation about who will become the next Mayor of London.
Incumbent Sadiq Khan, who has been in office since 2016, is seeking re-election as the Labour candidate.