Jeremy welcomes London’s Labour Mayoral candidate

Responding to the announcement today of the election of the new London Labour Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan MP, Labour leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn MP said: “I’d like to congratulate Sadiq on being chosen to be Labour’s candidate, and hopefully the next Mayor of London.

“Sadiq clearly recognises that there’s a tough fight ahead to take on whoever the Tory candidate is next May, but I know he is well equipped for the task in hand.

“Regardless of the result tomorrow I look forward to working closely with Sadiq, and the rest of London Labour, as we seek to reconnect everywhere for a better kind of politics and take back the Mayoralty.

“I would also like to add my commiserations to the other candidates who have all fought very good and spirited campaigns. And I look forward to being out campaigning with them to elect a Labour Mayor for London in 2016.”