Sadiq Khan speaks to voters during West Ham visit

Labour London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan with supporters at Upton Park station

Labour London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan with supporters at Upton Park station - Credit: Labour Party

Transport and housing costs were among the issues mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan discussed with voters during a visit to West Ham.

The Labour politician, who is bidding to become Mayor of London after May’s election, was out and about in the borough canvassing support on Saturday.

He was joined by Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, and Cllr Unmesh Desai, Labour’s candidate for City and East in the London Assembly elections.

Mr Khan said: “It’s always great to come to West Ham and hear first-hand the issues that concern residents of Newham.

“It is shocking that over half of average wages in Newham gets spent on rental costs. Like many Londoners, I am lucky enough to be able to live in near where I grew up.

“I really fear that increasing housing costs will mean our kids won’t have that opportunity.”