Rory ends campaign for Mayor
"It is with sadness that I have decided not to run in the postponed London Mayoral election next year."
"I firmly believe London is the greatest city on earth - and its courageous response to Covid-19 proves that more than ever. It would have been the honour of my life to serve the city as mayor, but while the considerable challenges of running as an independent were manageable for a normal race they are forbidding for an extended and delayed election."
"I want to thank my incredible team for all their efforts over the last year - I am so proud of you, of what we built from scratch, and of the values we championed. But even more than that I want to thank the tens of thousands of Londoners who engaged with my campaign, all the people I met on my walks - especially those who went on to invite me to stay - and everyone who shared my positive vision of all that London can achieve in the coming years."