This article originally appeared on Shaun Bailey's website. Shaun is a London wide GLA Member and the 2021 Conservative Mayoral candidate.
When ask why I want to be Mayor of London, I usually reel off the things I want to do to make London a better place. After all, there can be no doubt we need more homes, a better transport system, cleaner air, and a more effective approach on crime.
But there’s another reason I’m in it: I want to set an example for the black community. I want young blacks, and young black men in particular, to see a face like mine bidding to make the big decisions.