Sadiq Khan makes progress in bid to become the London mayor for business

Tracey Boles
Sadiq Khan Campaigns With Tooting By-election Candidate Rosena Allin-Khan
Khan with fans (Source: Getty)

LONDON mayor Sadiq Khan is making progress in his bid to become the city’s “most pro-business mayor ever”.

In a recent poll of more than 500 London businesses the proportion who saw him as pro-business remained at 39 per cent, the same as it was before his election.

Yet the same poll, which was commissioned by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, showed that the amount of business leaders who perceive Khan as anti-business has dropped from 27 per cent to just 16 per cent since the beginning of this year.

Chief executive of the LCCI, Colin Stanbridge, attributed Khan’s difficulty in appearing more pro-business to his negative position on a third Heathrow runway, but said: “There’s still a lot left to play for.”

“There have been several good decisions on his part including bringing forward transport infrastructure projects such as the night tube and the Bakerloo line extension and well as backing the expansion of London City Airport.”

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