The number of candidates standing for Auckland Super City mayoralty in the October elections has now jumped to six, with property manager Colin Craig announcing his intention to run today.

He joins former actor Simon Prast, Auckland City mayor John Banks, Manukau mayor Len Brown, water campaigner Penny Bright and comedian Ewen Gilmour.

Mr Craig is leader of The March for Democracy - a movement which aims to make sure governments act democratically.

He said he was not aligned with any political parties and would run on issues like ratepayer dollars, local council initiatives and leaky homes.

- NZPA