Introducing Warwick Lightfoot

Our final profile of the four Conservative finalists for the nomination as our London Mayoral candidate is Warwick Lightfoot


Barnet-born Warwick works as an economist in the City and has a long history of involvement in politics both nationally and in London.

He is a councillor in Kensington and Chelsea, where he is responsible for policing and community safety. For much of his 20 years as a councillor, Warwick has specialised in social services helping to make Kensington's social services department one of the best in the country.

Warwick has also worked as a special adviser to both the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Employment.

"London is a great city. Its financial markets are out-performing New York and it is the powerhouse of the British economy. But it does not have the public services to match its economic and cultural status," he says.

"Since I first announced my intention to run for mayor a year ago, I have talked to people all over Greater London. They have told me that they want crime to be sorted, value for money and public services that match London's status as a capital city."


• 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.