Bear to be Lord Mayor?
Jewish businessman Michael Bear is tipped as the new Lord Mayor of London when elections take place this November.
The alderman and former Sheriff is the City of London's preferred candidate for Mayor.
Bear, who made his career in business and civil engineering, is a member of New North London Masorti synagogue and a former Clifton College pupil. Rabbi Abraham Levy of Bevis Marks Synagogue is expected to be appointed as his chaplain if he wins the election.