Conservative election strategists appear increasingly sure that attempting to link Sadiq Khan to radical Muslims will win Zac Goldsmith votes in the London mayoral election on 5 May.
Sadiq Khan, the Labour candidate for London mayor, has said there is “a question to be asked” about why some Muslim women in the capital wear hijabs and niqabs.
Young Britons from ethnic minority backgrounds risk being put off running for public office by the “nasty” divisive campaign run by Zac Goldsmith, the Tory candidate for mayor of London, his Labour rival told the Observer.
Boris Johnson has scrapped guidance stopping his senior staff at City Hall contradicting his opinions in favour of leaving the European Union, describing it as a cock-up.
Zac Goldsmith has made more than £10m in income and capital gains since becoming an MP in 2010, his office has disclosed.
The Liberal Democrats have selected London assembly member Caroline Pidgeon as their candidate for next year’s mayoral election.
It was not even particularly close. In the final round of voting, Sadiq Khan beat Tessa Jowell by 59% to 41%.
A composite candidate assembled from the policies, passions and experience of the six people who hope to run for Labour in the London mayoral election next year would be close to ideal.