Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, discusses the upcoming Mayoral election:
It is an honour to be Mayor of London and in every conversation I have with Londoners I feel a huge sense of responsibility.
Especially now, when times are tough, it is vital that we have a Mayor that works to get the best possible deal for Londoners and this city.
Over the last four years I've been getting on with my plan to turn things around because this is the most important job I'll ever do.
It's a job that is nobody's by right. And I'd like to tell you why I am seeking the job again.
As I told those gathered this morning for the official launch of my campaign for re-election, the stakes in this election are high - Britain has been brought to the brink of bankruptcy, and Londoners have been going through some of the toughest times that we can remember.
And the choice on 3rd May is very clear - between lurching back to the high-taxing, discredited and divisive approach of my predecessor, or going forward with four more years of sensible, responsible and cost-effective government in London.
To find out more about my vision for securing Greater London's future, read about my 9 point plan on my campaign website: www.backboris2012.com/9pointplan