The vice-chairwoman of Southwark UKIP has thrown her hat in the ring to become the next Mayor of London.
Elizabeth Jones, who helped found the branch in 2013, vowed to prioritise affordable housing and transport in the “great borough.”
She said: “I love Southwark and I know the priorities which the Mayor of London must stand for to help its people – on transport, I will back the Bakerloo Line extension in Southwark, and the new bike and pedestrian bridge at Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf, whilst scrapping the nonsensical vanity bridge at Southbank, which its supporters call the Garden Bridge.” Ms Jones ran as a parliamentary candidate for Dulwich and West Norwood in the 2010 General Election, where she received 1.5 per cent of votes cast. She received 20 per cent of the vote when she stood in this year’s election in Dartford, Kent.
UKIP will announce their mayoral candidate in late-September.