Introducing Andrew Boff

Over the next four days we will be introducing the four Conservative hopefuls for London Mayor who are participating in this September's Open Primary.  The first of these (alphabetically) is Andrew Boff.







Lifelong Londoner and Hackney resident Andrew Boff works as an IT consultant and is the publisher of EASTeight magazine.

Andrew is also secretary of BMTRA, a social enterprise helping to regenerate Hackney by managing London's most successful community-run market - Broadway Market. He also co-founded the Civic Skills consultancy.

In 1990 Andrew led the Conservatives to victory in Hillingdon Council against the national trend. He has also stood in London for the Conservatives as an MP and MEP. In 2004 he stood as the London Assembly candidate for Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest.

In 2005 Andrew won a safe Labour seat on Hackney Council in a by-election and more than trebled the party's vote in that seat in the council-wide elections the following year.

He says: "The way to resolve London's problems is to engage the talents and good will of Londoners by returning to them the power that for too long has been locked up by politicians."

Andrew and his partner registered their civil partnership in December 2005.




• 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.


• Conservative Party members will automatically receive a ballot paper.  Non-members may call 0906 555 5050 to register.

• 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.