While many of us were fortunate enough to enjoy some holiday in August, the three individuals shortlisted to be the Conservative candidate for Mayor of London have been busy. London Assembly members Shaun Bailey and Andrew Boff and Ealing councillor Joy Morrissey have taken part in several hustings meetings held by constituency associations. You can listen to their debate on LBC, which took place on August 22nd, here.
But now the contest gets into full swing. Voting opens on September 17th – with the option of voting online or being sent a ballot paper. Under the three month rule you must have joined before June 26th to be able to vote. The deadline to vote by September 26th will allow a winner to be announced before the Conservative Party Conference opens in Birmingham on Sunday September 30th
There are also six official hustings taking place across the capital, starting this evening.
They are as following:
September 3rd at 7.30pm in Croydon
September 4th at 7.30pm in Hendon
September 5th at 7.30pm in Ilford
September 6th at 7.30pm in Eltham
September 7th at 7.3pm in Northwood
September 8th at 7.30pm in Richmond
Tickets are free, but you must be a member of the Conservatives in London to attend. More details about the venues and how to apply for tickets here.