Flexing for the gram with our potential mayor of London SHAUN BAILEY, What an exciting moment.
Shaun Bailey is a British politician and youth worker who is the candidate of the Conservative Party in the London mayoral election, 2020. He has been a member of the London Assembly since 2016.
Bailey has worked as a researcher for the Centre for Policy Studies. He stood in the Hammersmith constituency as a Conservative at the 2010 general election and served as the Prime Minister's special adviser on youth and crime from 2010 to 2013.
In 2018, Mr Bailey was chosen as the Tory candidate to take on Labour incumbent Sadiq Khan at the 2020 mayoral election in the capital.
Bailey beat fellow assembly member Andrew Boff and businesswoman Joy Morrissey after a vote by London Tory members. Bailey, a former special adviser to David Cameron, called the nomination “a great honour” and said he would hold Khan to account.
“For someone who grew up in a council house in one of the poorest parts of London, securing this nomination is proof that our city truly is the place where anything is possible,” he said.
“It’s why I’ve spent my entire adult life trying to repay its generosity, either through my 20-plus years of youth work helping to steer children away from a life of crime and towards work opportunities, or my current involvement on the London assembly, where I have done my best to hold the current mayor to account.”
Bailey, 47, said he would focus his campaign on violent crime and the transport budget, as well as housing. “After two and a half years of Sadiq Khan, it is clear we cannot afford more of the same,” he said.
“I look forward to meeting with Londoners in every borough and continuing the conversation about how we can do better to make sure London works for everyone.”
The Conservative party chairman, Brandon Lewis, said Bailey was “passionate about London and has the ideas London needs to continue to be the best capital city in the world”.
He added: “London is being let down by Sadiq Khan, who keeps breaking the promises he made to Londoners on crime, housing and transport. I know Shaun will hold him to account and outline his positive vision for London.”
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