Barnes and Cleverly back Ben.

With the announcement today that Boris will be re-standing for the Mayoral Elections, prior to the announcement Ben has already been in discussions over the last few months with Lynton Crosby – Boris' Campaign Manager.

Ben today pledged that CF will be integrated with the Boris Campaign and will be meeting with the Boris Campaign Team to ensure that CF as an activist force are working with them in a coordinated effort to re-elect Boris.

Ben has already been in discussions with Nick Clarke, London CF Regional Chairman Candidate, to ensure that CF has a coordinated campaign in London and following the meeting we will have a clear strategy as to CF’s involvement.

With news that Ben has initiated contact with the Boris campaign he has secured high profile endorsements:

"I am very happy and pleased to endorse Ben's candidacy for the CF National chairmanship. Ben has been an enormous asset in London his drive, energy, commitment and foresight are second to none. He will be a great asset to CF and the success of the party"

Richard Barnes AM
Deputy Mayor of London

"I wish Ben the best of luck with the campaign, he has the right ideas and the determination to win the campaign. He helped me with the Boris Campaign and the GLA campaign. Vote Ben"

James Cleverly AM - Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group

Tony Arbour – Assembly Member for Hounslow, Kingston-upon-Thames & Richmond -upon- Thames has also pledged his support for Howlett’s CF Chairmanship bid.

Ben said: “I am delighted that Boris has decided to re-stand as the Mayor of London. He has shown great leadership in London and has improved the region for the better since elected. I want to ensure that Boris is given as much support as possible from CF.

I am delighted that Richard Barnes, Tony Arbour and James Cleverly have decided to support me in my campaign. We have a real chance to win in London and it will be CF helping to lead that march to victory.”