Sadiq Khan for City Hall

The Mirror reports, ‘Neil Kinnock has backed Sadiq Khan to be Labour’s candidate for the mayor of London. In a glowing endorsement, the former Labour leader praised Mr Khan’s “tireless energy, his creativity, his strong Labour values and his practical ability to get things done.”

Writing exclusively for Mirror Online, he said: “Sadiq is the son of immigrants, he grew up on a council estate, he gained success through his own talent and hard work, he has a thorough perception of the national and international challenges and opportunities confronting London. “He is truly equipped to be our Mayor.” Lord Kinnock went on to say Mr Khan’s policy of introducing a £10-per-hour London Living Wage was “realistic and effective”.

He also said Mr Khan’s experience as a lawyer and MP made him well placed to work with the multitude of diverse groups in London. click here.

Ken Livingstone in the New Statesman, ‘I know better than most that running a city is all about choices – choices you make based on your values. And there are few more important choices facing the next Mayor of London than whether to increase or reduce the cost of commuting. I believe that Londoners desperately need fares to be more affordable – and that’s why I’m backing Sadiq Khan to be the next Mayor of London’.  click here.