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Sol Campbell in bid to be mayor

Sol Campbell has said he is in the running to replace Boris Johnson as London's mayor as the applications for Tory candidates closed.

The former England footballer confirmed he was standing despite pulling out of a hustings at the weekend.

The ex-Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur defender told the Press Association he had "everything done and signed off".

Zac Goldsmith is the bookmakers' favourite to win the Conservative nomination to run for mayor.