UPDATE: The essential guide to this year’s Mayor of London and London Assembly election
PUBLISHED: 09:16 04 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:16 04 April 2016
The who, what, when and why of the May election
2016 will mark an important year in politics, with local and London Assembly elections scheduled for May this year.
But city-wide, this year also marks the fifth election for the Mayor of London, and for the first time in nearly ten years, Boris Johnson will not be standing for the election on May 5.
After winning the election in 2008, and a successful re-election in 2012, Mr Johnson has chosen not to stand for a third term, after his successful election as the MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip last summer.
The mayor works alongside the London Assembly to form the Greater London Authority, with responsibilities including policing, transport, housing, planning and the environment.
On April 1, a full list of the 12 candidates running for the Mayor of London was announced, with candidates listed below.
Ankit Love - One Love Party
Caroline Pidgeon - Liberal Democrats
David Furness - British National Party
George Galloway - Respect
Lee Harris - Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol
Paul Golding - Britain First
Peter Whittle - Ukip
Prince Zylinski - Independent
Sadiq Khan - Labour
Sian Berry - Green Party
Sophie Walker - Women’s Equality Party
Zac Goldsmith - Conservative
Candidates running for Bromley and Bexley’s London Assembly member are:
Frank Gould - Ukip
Gareth Bacon - Conservative
Julie Ireland - Liberal Democrats
Roisin Robertson - Green Party
Sam Russell - Labour
Veronica Obadara - All People’s Party
The deadline to register to vote is April 18 with registration available online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
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