Registration opens for London Mayoral Primary

London voters can now register with the Conservative Party to take part in the selection of our London mayoral candidate. This marks a bold new move in opening up the selection process beyond political party boundaries. Any registered voter in London can take part in the open primary process by phoning the ballot hotline on 0906 555 5050.


London members of the Conservative Party will automatically be registered to take part in the ballot. By phoning the ballot hotline Londoners who are not party members will get their chance to help decide who will fight Ken Livingstone to be London’s Mayor next May.

Announcing the opening of the ballot hotline Conservative Party Chairman and President of Greenwich Conservatives Caroline Spelman, said, “This is a unique way for people to get involved in deciding who will represent the Conservative Party in next May’s elections. For the first time a political party is holding an open primary allowing all of Londoners to have a say in who will challenge Ken Livingstone to be Mayor of London.

“I am delighted that we have four excellent candidates for voters to chose from and encourage all Londoners to get involved.”

• The shortlist to be the Conservative candidate for the Mayor of London contest is:


Andrew Boff (
Victoria Borwick (
Boris Johnson (
Warwick Lightfoot (


• To register to vote the individual must be on London’s electoral roll.

• Voters in the primary will be able to attend hustings being held across London at the start of September.

• All calls to 0906 555 5050 cost £1per minute, the typical call is expected to cost £1.50.  Service provided by iTouch(UK) Ltd, EC2A 4PF.

• The line will be open Monday to Friday, 8am-9pm, Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday, 10am-4pm.

• Last date for registering is 20th September.

• The ballot will close on 26th September.

• The winner who will be the Conservative candidate will be announced by the end of September