Conservative blogger and failed candidate for Lewisham mayor James Cleverly announced today that he is standing as a Conservative candidate for the London mayor. This brings to a total of four those standing. Two obscure Kensington councillors, a think tank wonk who failed to win Hove and another failed parliamentary candidate. See the London Mayor debate blog at conservativehome.com.
I understand that local GLA member, Richard Barnes, will also be handing in his application today. At last a heavyweight candidate with experience of office as leader of Hillingdon council and GLA member.