Sadiq Khan In London Mayoral Bid

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Labour MP Announces His Campaign To Be Boris Johnson’s Successor

A Labour MP has launched his bid to become Mayor of London, criticising Boris Johnson for being “a red carpet mayor”.

Sadiq Khan, former shadow justice secretary, announced his campaign to run London, saying that he wanted to be seen as “Mr London”.

The Tooting MP, who is the fifth Labour name to put his name forward in the race to be Boris Johnson’s successor next year, said: “For the last eight years you’ve seen a red carpet mayor, somebody who is fantastic going to openings, great with a flute of champagne in his hands.”

“I’d rather roll up my sleeves and fight for all Londoners.”

The son of a No 44 London bus driver, he added, “I want to be seen as Mr London — as an exemplar of the best of London. A working class boy done good.”

Sadiq Khan, who ran a legal practice before entering Parliament, said: “For someone like me, a Londoner born and raised here, being the Mayor of London is the best job in politics.”

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