Sadiq Khan: New Mayor of London

06 May 2016

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train driversʼ union, has welcomed the election of Sadiq Khan as the new Mayor of London. Mick said: ʻWe are delighted that, at last, London has a mayor of which we can all be proud. A mayor who will work on behalf of all Londoners, regardless of colour, creed, or class. ʻA world class capital city like London deserves a world class public transport system and that is what Sadiq has promised to put in place. I know he will work with the trade unions – those who deliver the system – to make it work better, for passengers and staff. Sadiq has promised to replace confrontation with consultation and that can only be good for TfL as well as for the staff. ʻBecause we have had eight wasted years here in London with just a few vanity projects while Boris Johnson plotted to replace David Cameron as Prime Minister. ʻNow we have a mayor who has pledged to make London a better place in which to live and work. Sadiq will build affordable new homes for those of us who live and work – or want to live – in the capital. Thatʼs why this is a great result not just for Labour, but for London.ʼ

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