Alan Johnson says he won’t be standing for London Mayor

26th November, 2012 3:27 pm

Alan Johnson had been widely considered to be a potential Labour candidate for London Mayor in 2016, but today he moved to distance himself from the race, saying he’d be too old by then. Speaking to LSE’s student radio station Pulse Radio, the former Home Secretary said:

“the next election I think I will be too old anyway, and if I stand for re-election in Hull West and Hessle which I plan to do in 2015…if you stand in 2015 and say I want to serve you for the next five years, you don’t run off in 2016.”

Johnson did admit that he thought about standing in 2010…

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