Controversial former MP George Galloway is to seek election as the next mayor of London.
The Respect Party leader, who has threatened a legal challenge over his general election defeat, declared his bid on Twitter.
Mr Galloway posted a picture of himself sitting on an unmade bed with his young son and the slogan “Dad, you’ve got to do this. I’ve got your back!”.
“I’m standing for Mayor of London 2016,” he added.
He told BBC London 94.9 he would merge the Met Police and the City of London Police if he became mayor.
On 7 May, Mr Galloway lost the Bradford West Commons seat he took from Labour, his former party, in a 2012 by-election.