Lawrence Webb, a former UKIP London Chairman, is our candidate for the London Mayoral elections in May.
Work now starts on building a campaign that will offer Londoners a fresh choice when it comes to electing a representative that understands what really matters to those that live and work in the capital.
Lawrence will campaign on a number of issues that matter to real Londoners.
- Tackling the lack of law and order in London which was clearly demonstrated by the recent riots.
- Gaining a tighter grip on immigration to ensure that Londoners are put first when it comes to jobs and housing.
- Halting the burden of EU legislation threatening the City of London and its place as one of the world’s greatest global financial capitals.
- Restricting the extension of the Low Emission Zone which will have a detrimental effect on thousands of small businesses across the capital unless they upgrade or change their vehicles.
After the result was announced, Mr Webb said: “I am delighted to have won the nomination to be UKIP’s Mayoral candidate for the 2012 London Elections, and would like to thank all those who voted for me.
“I can now get on with the task of setting out UKIP’s vision for London, which I believe will resonate with the ordinary folk in London. I believe that Londoners are crying out for change especially in light of the recent riots and the less that helpful comments of both Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone. With the ongoing Euro debt crisis and the negative impact of EU legislation on London jobs there has never been a better time for UKIP and I look forward to achieving real success in London in 2012.”
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage says: “Lawrence will be an excellent mayoral candidate for UKIP. After years flying the flag for the Party in London he knows the city and its hopes and fears intimately.
“I am delighted to be able to support him and call on the party in London to get behind his campaign.
Before working in politics, Webb was a self-employed electrician. He was also in the Territorial Army for eight years.