UKIP Culture Spokesman, Peter Whittle, has been selected by the party to stand as the candidate for London Mayor next year.
Peter set up London based think tank, New Culture Forum.
Party Leader Nigel Farage said "Peter has been an asset to UKIP for many years, and I am delighted to learn that the party has elected him as our candidate in the battle to become London Mayor."
Peter was born in Peckham and grew up in Shooters Hill. His father was a delivery driver at Smithfield Meat Market while his mother became a civil servant at the Ministry of Defence in Woolwich. He was a pupil at Roan Boys School in Blackheath, a grammar school that he says gave working class children like him a real chance in life.
Peter went on to study at the University of Kent and has lived and worked in London all his life.
The party is putting forward a full list for the Greater London Assembly elections next year:
1. Peter Whittle
2. David Kurten
3. Suzanne Evans
4. Lawrence Webb
5. Peter Harris
6. Mike Read
7. Neville Watson
8. Piers Wauchope
9. Anne Marie Waters
10. Afzal Akram
11. Elizabeth Jones