The next election for Mayor of London will be in May 2020. Our candidate, chosen by party members in November 2018, is Siobhan Benita, a former senior civil servant working in many major government departments. She previously stood for Mayor in 2012 as an Independent candidate, polling more than 80,000 votes.
Since then she has been Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab at the University of Warwick. She has recently been a member of a cross-party parliamentary commission looking into the root causes of serious youth violence in London and the UK with a view to proposing evidence-based solutions to address the most pressing issues.
Siobhan joined the Liberal Democrats on 24 June 2016, the morning of the EU Referendum result. She is passionately opposed to Brexit and is also dismayed at the increasing influence of the extreme factions of both the Conservative and Labour parties. She believes that now – like never before in her lifetime - it is time for people who support moderate, sensible and honest politics to come together in a coordinated manner.