Yesterday on this site the ten candidates in the running to be the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London set out their credentials and policies. I am grateful to all of them for doing so. Today after an interview process a shortlist of three was drawn up. The final choice of candidate will be made by all Conservative Party members in London with the announcement in time for the Party Conference in October.

The three that were chosen are:

Shaun Bailey: A London Assembly Member since 2016, deputy leader of the Conservative Group on the London Assembly, former youth worker and Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies. Shaun was a General Election candidate in 2010 (Hammersmith) and 2017 (Lewisham West and Penge), and served as an adviser to David Cameron between 2010 and 2013. You can read his answer to our questions here.

Andrew Boff: A London Assembly Member since 2008, Andrew has stood for the Conservative Mayoral nomination several times before – including in 2015, when he was one of the final four candidates. He is a former leader of Hillingdon Borough Council and a former Hackney councillor. You can read his answers to our questions here.

Cllr Joy Morrissey: An Ealing councillor since 2014, Joy contested Ealing Central and Acton in last year’s General Election, having previously worked for Angie Bray when she held the seat. She was a list candidate in the 2016 London Assembly election, and works for the Centre for Social Justice. You can read her answers to our questions here.

Congratulations to them all.

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