Laurence Fox launches campaign to become London Mayor


Laurence Fox launches bid for London Mayor by urging Boris Johnson to speed up lifting lockdown as he shouts ‘open up the country BoJo – data not dates mate’ while driving battle bus past Downing Street and tells Nelson’s Column: ‘We won’t take you down!’

  • Laurence Fox, 42, launched the Reclaim Party last year to fight the ‘culture wars’
  • He launched his mayoral campaign attacking London’s ‘cathedral of wokery’
  • The actor promised to ‘reclaim your freedom’ and ‘unlock London now’
  • His campaign is funded by a donation from ex-Tory donor Jeremy Hosking 

Laurence Fox has promised to ‘unlock London’ and help people ‘reclaim their freedom’ as he launched his bid to become the city’s mayor.

The 42-year-old actor told a crowd in Westminster that Mayor Sadiq Khan ‘Khan’t’ be trusted to take the capital out of lockdown, saying he would end it in May if elected.

Fox is standing as a candidate for the Reclaim Party that he set up last year to fight the ‘culture wars’ taking place in Britain.

His campaign will be completely funded by a donation from ex-Tory political donor Jeremy Hosking.

Arriving on a ‘Free London’ branded battle bus, Fox said: ‘I am not a politician. I never wanted to be a politician,’ before quipping that he ‘used’ to be an actor. 

Laurence Fox told a crowd in Westminster that he wanted to 'reclaim your freedom' and promised to 'unlock London now' if elected London mayor

Laurence Fox told a crowd in Westminster that he wanted to ‘reclaim your freedom’ and promised to ‘unlock London now’ if elected London mayor

‘We are here to reclaim your freedom and we need to unlock London now.

‘Someone needs to unlock London now, and I can tell you one thing: Sadiq Khant. And Sadiq Won’t. Sadiq Khan is ashamed to be British.’

An ardent opponent to the national lockdown, he will stand against Sadiq Khan in the 2021 London mayoral elections, which will be held on May 6. 

He added: ‘Freedom of speech is under threat in the cathedral of wokery that is London.’ 

Reform UK’s Richard Tice and Martín Daubney were also at the launch, according to the Guido Fawkes.

It is understood Fox has made a deal for Mr Tice to support him during the campaign rather than standing a separate candidate.

Fox is standing as a candidate for the Reclaim Party that he set up last year to fight the 'culture wars' taking place in Britain

Fox is standing as a candidate for the Reclaim Party that he set up last year to fight the ‘culture wars’ taking place in Britain

Arriving on a 'Free London' branded battle bus, Fox said: 'I am not a politician. I never wanted to be a politician'

Arriving on a ‘Free London’ branded battle bus, Fox said: ‘I am not a politician. I never wanted to be a politician’

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