Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan on running London
We joined the mayor on his morning commute to ask him about how he feels he has done so far running London.

More than £247,000 raised for homeless charities

Rough sleeper in London
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Londoners raised more than £247,000 for the mayor of London's winter rough sleeping campaign.

The scheme was launched at the end of November 2018 by Sadiq Khan who appealed to the public to give money, refer rough sleepers to support services via StreetLink, and volunteer their time to homelessness charities.

Mr Khan said the money, which will be split equally between 22 charities, "will go towards the essential, often life-saving work being carried out by homelessness charities across London every day."

Mayor 'must be held accountable' for Crossrail

Crossrail
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The Elizabeth Line had been due to open in December

Sadiq Khan must be held accountable for the delayed Crossrail project just as much as the government, a transport committee has said.

A report published today said there has been an "unacceptable" lack of accountability over the delays to the huge infrastructure project.

Chair of the London Assembly transport committee, Caroline Pidgeon, said in response to the report: “Many of the questions the Public Accounts Committee directs to the Department for Transport should also be directed to Transport for London, including its chair - the Mayor of London."

“There are two equal sponsors of this massive infrastructure project and both need to be fully held to account for the incredible delay and soaring costs," she added.

“All parties have questions to answer and we’ll be raising them when we publish our report later this month."