Sadiq Khan vows to be “most pro-business” mayor yet

Bar graph rising“From day one, my approach will be to form a true partnership with business” were the words of Sadiq Kahn, having beaten the Conservative’s Zac Goldsmith to become London mayor.

“I will take an active role in helping to break down the obstacles holding London’s firms back and affecting their competitiveness” he added. “As someone who helped to run and grow a business before becoming a MP, I know the challenges many in the business community face and the importance of politicians working closely with business”.

Khan, who has been Labour MP for Tooting since 2005, has also served as minister of state for transport. His three main commitments to businesses include: creating a Business Advisory Board to identify and remove growth challenges of companies, bringing in a Skills for Londoners scheme to help promote scaling, and working with local authorities to prevent business space losses.

Khan also vowed: “as major, I will work with all of these groups and many others to deliver the infrastructure and skills the capital needs, campaign for increased aviation capacity in London, and champion London at home and abroad”.

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