After receiving Labour Party support for the 2024 election, Sadiq Khan announced his intention to run for a historic third term as Mayor of London.
Sadiq Khan, the far-left Mayor of London, will attempt to outlast his two predecessors, Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson, both of whom served two consecutive terms, by retaining power for a record third term.
“I’m more determined than ever to use all the experience and knowledge I’ve gained as mayor to deliver on the issues that matter to Londoners, including supporting them through the cost-of-living crisis,” Khan said in a statement to the Evening Standard.
The leftist mayor did admit that the 2024 election would be difficult for him because it would be the first London Mayoral election to use a first-past-the-post voting system, as well as the first to use new voter ID rules, which Khan claimed were “deliberately designed to disenfranchise minority communities and disproportionately affect Labour voters.”
It is remembered that Khan has been an outspoken supporter of a radical green agenda, announcing earlier this month that he intends to extend the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ) to the entire city of London, requiring hundreds of thousands more people to pay the London government’s climate emissions fine.
Khan has also been at the forefront of the country’s internet censorship campaign, establishing the Online Hate Crime Hub in 2016 to police online speech. The £1.7 million unit, also known as the “Twitter Squad,” was revealed in 2019 to have investigated 1,612 cases over a two-year period, but only managed to secure six convictions.
Following Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter in October, the mayor inserted himself into the debate over free speech. Khan urged Musk to continue censoring “digitally-instigated violent extremism, racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and misinformation,” which he described as “very real and pose an existential threat to our democracy.”
Moreover, Khan’s tenure as Prime Minister has been turbulent at best, with the British capital experiencing a wave of crime that has resulted in over a hundred killings in each of his years in office.