Campaigning Continues as 100 Days Until London Mayoral Elections


Campaigning is continuing for the London Mayoral elections which are to be held in 100 days. David Cameron, the Prime Minister, urged Londoners not to back Labour’s candidate, Sadiq Khan and instead to support Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate.

Cameron said:

“Sadiq Khan nominated Jeremy Corbyn to be leader of the Labour party and he doesn’t regret it. Never mind the fact that he wants to give the Falklands back to Argentina or he thinks that nuclear submarines should patrol the Atlantic without any missiles.

“His policy is to bring back and legalise secondary strikes and flying pickets. Just think what the first Corbyn-elected Mayor would be like for our economy, for our city. You do not want to be lab rats in the first Corbyn economic experiment in public life”.

Sadiq Khan also spoke of his bid to become Mayor in the Daily Telegraph and rejected the leader’s view on Trident, saying:

“I’m quite clear that I can’t foresee any circumstances in which I would vote to unilaterally end our nuclear capability”.

Khan also rejected the idea of John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, to abolish the City of London Corporation. He said in an interview with City AM that:

“Any suggestion that the Corporation should be abolished is ridiculous and clearly not in the interests of London”.

Speaking to The Guardian, Caroline Pidgeon, standing for the Liberal Democrats, said that “morale is actually very, very good in the party”. She added that the party had more new members in the city than it had received for sometime.

The Mayoral elections will take place on 5 May 2016 and other candidates include Siân Berry (Green Party), Peter Whittle (UKIP), David Furness (BNP) and George Galloway (Respect Party).