London mayoral candidates speak to Islam Channel

On May 2nd, Londoners will vote to elect the Mayor of London for the next five years.

The mayor has a lot of power and makes big decisions that will affect the lives of millions in the city.

According to opinion polls, the two candidates from the most significant political parties will likely win. YouGov’s latest poll shows Labour incumbent Sadiq Khan with a 22pt lead over Tory challenger Susan Hall.

This time, the elections will use a first-past-the-post system. This means Londoners will only get one vote for who they want as mayor, so they will need to make their vote count.

We asked some of the main candidates why Muslims in London should vote for them and what policies they feel will resonate with the demographic the most. Here’s what the candidates said.

Sadiq Khan – Labour

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, on how his manifesto would impact the Muslim community and the plans to address crime in London.

Liberal Democrats – Rob Blackie

Liberal Democrats mayoral candidate Rob Blackie explains why fixing the Met and tackling crime in London are his top priorities.

Mohammed Asif – Independent

Independent mayoral candidate for Havering and Redbridge, Mohammed Asif, highlights the crucial role of accountability in addressing pressing issues like housing and crime.

Zoë Garbett — Green Party

Green Party mayoral candidate Zoë Garbett emphasises prioritising affordability and safety for London and highlights the critical connection between protecting the environment and the cost of living.

We also asked Susan Hall from the Conservative Party for her thoughts, but we haven’t received a response yet.

You can find the names and policy plans of all 13 candidates running for Mayor of London on the London Elects website.

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