Retirement living senior the next mayor of London?

Peter Lee probably doesn’t look like most retirement living seniors. As a 72 year-old retiree living in England, Lee spends much of his free time volunteering for the local police force. But he has a big plan for next year: to become elected as mayor of London, England’s capital city.

As reported on, Lee says his age and experience means he has a better pulse on the city’s needs than anyone else.

“I’ve got more feeling for the young of this city than any other candidate. They’ve been neglected left, right and centre for many years,” he told the news source.

Some of Lee’s planned policies, if elected mayor, are to help young offenders get trained with marketable work skills, to decrease traffic congestion in the city, try to end transit strikes, as well as freezing the cost of transit for at least two years.

Lee first became interested in politics more than 40 years ago, when a local boy from his neighbourhood was hit by a train while playing on the tracks. He didn’t feel that local politicians did enough to prevent future accidents, so he decided to get involved.

“I said no. That’s it. I’m standing as mayor,” he told the media outlet.