Sadiq Khan blasted in assault advertisements for ‘ruining’ London and ‘continually blaming everybody else’ for the capital’s issues as race for Metropolis Corridor heats up after Tory Shaun Bailey used his personal advertisements to accuse the Mayor of ‘bankrupting’ TfL
- Race for Metropolis Corridor is heating up forward of London mayoral election on Might 6
- Assault adverts have accused present mayor Sadiq Khan of ‘ruining’ the capital
- Got here as Tory candidate Shaun Bailey campaigned alongside Boris Johnson
Assault adverts have accused Sadiq Khan of ‘ruining’ London because the race for Metropolis Corridor heats up forward of the capital’s mayoral election on Might 6.
Adverts printed by the Honest Tax Marketing campaign group additionally declare the Labour Mayor is ‘continually blaming everybody else’ for the capital’s issues.
The adverts printed by the group, which is reportedly run by former adviser to Boris Johnson, Alex Crowley, have sparked a Labour backlash.
It got here as Tory candidate Shaun Bailey campaigned alongside Mr Johnson this morning at Romford Market as he returned to his declare that Mr Khan had ‘bankrupted’ Transport for London, an accusation Mr Khan has denied.
Mr Bailey tweeted: ‘Sadiq Khan has wasted £9.56 billion at TfL. This has meant that important infrastructure tasks have didn’t be delivered.’
Sadiq Khan is seeking to win a second time period as London Mayor at elections on Might 6 whereas Tory candidate Shaun Bailey is hoping to spring an upset and safe the capital for the Conservatives
The race for Metropolis Corridor continues to warmth up with assault adverts run by the Honest Tax Marketing campaign having accused Mr Khan of ‘ruining’ London
One of many adverts printed by the Honest Tax Marketing campaign poses plenty of inquiries to voters together with ‘how aggravated are you about London’s limitless visitors issues and continuous fare hikes?’
Mr Bailey was joined on the marketing campaign path this morning by Boris Johnson as they toured Romford Market
One of many adverts printed by the Honest Tax Marketing campaign poses plenty of inquiries to voters together with ‘how aggravated are you about London’s limitless visitors issues and continuous fare hikes?’.
It additionally asks ‘how indignant are you about Sadiq Khan continually blaming everybody else?’ and ‘do you wish to use your vote to cease Sadiq Khan ruining our metropolis?’.
It then reveals a mocked up poll paper suggesting individuals ought to vote for ‘somebody with a plan’ and ‘somebody you possibly can belief’.
The advert doesn’t endorse a particular candidate. One other advert run by the group makes use of footage from an look by Mr Khan on ITV’s This Morning programme when he was challenged on knife crime within the capital.
It ends with the assertion: ‘Mayor Khan: Costing you extra, letting you down’.
The adverts prompted Labour deputy chief Angela Rayner to jot down to Mr Bailey to ask him to substantiate that he had ‘no interplay or coordination’ with the Honest Tax Marketing campaign.
Ms Rayner additionally known as on Mr Bailey to sentence the adverts which she labelled ‘secretive and underhand’.
Mr Bailey’s marketing campaign denied having any hyperlinks to the marketing campaign group.
A spokesman advised The Guardian: ‘Shaun Bailey has no involvement with the Honest Tax Marketing campaign, which is solely impartial of the Shaun Bailey marketing campaign.’
They added: ‘London wants a recent begin – and it isn’t darkish or underhanded to level that out.’
Mr Bailey has repeatedly accused Mr Khan of ‘bankrupting’ Transport for London, an accusation Mr Khan denies
Mr Bailey has used his personal assault advertisements to criticise Mr Khan’s file on transport in London.
The Tory mayoral candidate has repeatedly accused his Labour counterpart of ‘bankrupting’ TfL.
That accusation was repeated by Mr Johnson in October 2020 when he claimed within the Commons that Mr Khan had ‘successfully bankrupted TfL earlier than coronavirus had even hit’.
Mr Khan, who succeeded Mr Johnson in Metropolis Corridor in Might 2016, mentioned: ‘Earlier than Covid I used to be fixing his mess at TfL- lowering the deficit by 71% since 2016. Covid-19 is the only reason for TfL’s challenges.’