Conservative Home:Running for the Conservative nomination for Mayor taught me so much about London as a city and as a capital. I’ve met everyone from charities, to think tanks, to pressure groups, to TfL operators – all with nothing but the best intentions for our city. Unfortunately, I also learned how unfair it is.
CityMetric:The last year of running for mayor of London has been an amazing and humbling experience. I extend my warmest congratulations to the Conservative candidates who made the shortlist; Zac, Syed, Stephen and Andrew have all worked incredibly hard for the Conservative Party over the years, and are dedicated public servants.
Huffington Post:As many of you may already know, I have spent the last year campaigning across the capital in a bid to become the Mayor of London. While I was passed over for a chance to represent the Conservative party in the open elections, this journey proved to be a humbling and enlightening experience.
Daily Telegraph:The Conservative Party has a secret. This secret has lain well-hidden since the Tories’ general election victory, not least because of Labour’s current self-harm. The secret is that the Conservatives still aren’t very popular.
Evening Standard: In a week when TV doctor Christian Jessen faced many questions after he appeared to offer drugs on the hook-up app Grindr, I am preparing to give a speech on Monday for the NHS. I’ve been asked to talk about the endemic problem of drug abuse on the gay scene and the associated HIV rates that are rising just as fast as Dr Christian’s blood pressure is struggling.
City A.M.:This weekend, the Conservatives will be holding interviews with the candidates who want to be included in the party’s open primary for next year’s London mayoral election. The word on the street is that the list of candidates will be culled to only two or three and that Ivan Massow, despite being the second ranking serious candidate in most polling, is less of a party insider and will therefore not make the cut. I believe this is wrong for a number of reasons.
Conservative Home: Ivan Massow is a financial services entrepreneur, a former Chairman of the Institute of Contemporary Arta and is seeking the Conservative nomination to be a candidate for Mayor of London