Sadiq Khan Challenges Boris Johnson’s Potential London Mayoral Bid: ‘Bring It On,’ Says Incumbent Mayor

…By Henry George for TDPel Media. Sadiq Khan, the current mayor of London, responded boldly to speculation about Boris Johnson’s potential candidacy for the next City Hall election.

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Khan, who is seeking a historic third term, expressed his readiness to face his predecessor and rival in an interview with James O’Brien on LBC.

Sadiq Khan’s Response:

During the interview, a listener asked Khan if he would be concerned if Boris Johnson decided to run for London mayor.

In a defiant tone, Khan replied, “The flippant answer is bring it on.”

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His words conveyed his confidence and willingness to face any challenge from Johnson.

Background:

Boris Johnson previously served as mayor of London from 2008 until 2016, when Khan took over the role.

Johnson’s recent announcement about stepping down as a Member of Parliament has fueled speculation about his potential return to City Hall.

However, as the Conservative Party has already shortlisted three candidates for the mayoral election in May 2024, Johnson would need to run as an independent or join another party if he decides to participate.

Conservative Perspective:

One of the shortlisted Conservative candidates, Moz Hossein KC, shared his thoughts on Boris Johnson’s potential candidacy during a recent interview.

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Hossein, a criminal barrister, expressed enthusiasm for the idea and encouraged Johnson to seriously consider running.

He emphasized the dynamic nature of London’s political landscape, where anyone with the desire to serve as mayor should embrace the opportunity.

The Conservative Candidate Shortlist:

Moz Hossein KC is competing against two other contenders within the Conservative Party for the mayoral candidacy.

The other candidates are Susan Hall, a London Assembly member, and Daniel Korski, a former Downing Street aide who has since become a tech entrepreneur

. The competition between these individuals highlights the significance of the mayoral election and the potential for new leadership in London.

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