Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart has said that he thinks he has a good chance of being elected the Mayor of London.

Speaking to ITV's Good Morning Britain programme this morning, Mr Stewart said: "I think I have a good chance, yes."

Asked about why he wanted to be the Mayor of London, he replied: "I love running things, I love operational work.

"The most satisfying thing in politics is doing things locally."

The MP said his three priorities as mayor would be tackling violent crime, air pollution and housing.

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"I think I can get things done," he told the programme.

Mr Stewart added that being elected would be challenging, acknowledging that he has "no party machine" behind him.