Romford man selected as UKIP mayoral candidate

A Romford man has been selected by the UK Independence Party (UKIP) to stand for mayor of London next year.

Lawrence Webb, the party’s former London chairman, beat five other candidates to become the candidate in the May 2012 poll.

He said: “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.”

UKIP leader Niger Farage said: “After years flying the flag for the party in London he knows the city and its hopes and fears intimately.”

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Before working in politics, Webb was a self-employed electrician. He was also in the Territorial Army for eight years.

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