Sadiq Khan humiliated: London Mayor's leadership on Covid ripped apart in damning poll

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Sadiq Khan humiliated: London Mayor's leadership on Covid ripped apart in damning poll

The London Mayor received a net satisfaction rating of -12 in the Deltapoll survey of Britons, but satisfaction was as low as -23 among Londoners.

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The London Mayor received a net satisfaction rating of -12 in the Deltapoll survey of Britons, but satisfaction was as low as -23 among Londoners. The Labour man is thought to have done a bad job at handling the Covid crisis by 53 percent of those in the capital, with less than a third happy with his leadership.

The stark figures come just months ahead of the London Mayoral election in which Mr Khan is seeking re-election.

The vote in the capital had been due to take place last Sumer but was delayed by a year due to coronavirus.

It is now scheduled to take place on May 6, when Londoners will get the chance to give their verdict on Mr Khan’s handling of the crisis.

The new Deltapoll survey found Brits were even more critical of the London Mayor’s handling of the pandemic that the actions of Prime Minister.

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Mr Johnson received a net satisfaction rating of -5 among the public, seven points better than Mr Khan’s performance.

A spokesman for the Mayor of London told Express.co.uk: “Sadiq has always put the needs of Londoners first throughout this awful pandemic and has worked tirelessly to save lives and protect jobs and the capital’s economy.

“Whether it is holding the Government to account, encouraging Londoners to keep to Covid restrictions, providing assistance to businesses or supporting our incredible NHS and key workers, Sadiq makes no apology for doing whatever is best for London.”

However, Shaun Bailey, London Conservative Mayoral Candidate accused Mr Khan of a failure to provide leadership and said the polling was no surprise.

He said: “At the start of the pandemic, Sadiq Khan told Londoners it was safe to take public transport — ignoring a report about the dangers of public transport.

“He refused to give bus drivers PPE — and they ended up dying at a higher rate than NHS staff.

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“More than ever, we need a fresh start with new leadership in City Hall.”

The data which was released yesterday came from a survey of 1,608 adults carried out across the country between December 26 and December 30 before the latest national lockdown for England was announced.

Last night the Prime Minister held a televised address to once again tell the public to stay at home.

Warning of a critical situation, he said: “Our hospitals are under more pressure from Covid than at any time since the start of the pandemic.”

He added: “With most of the country already under extreme measures, it is clear that we need to do more, together, to bring this new variant under control while our vaccines are rolled out.

“In England, we must therefore go into a national lockdown which is tough enough to contain this variant.

“That means the Government is once again instructing you to stay at home.

“You may only leave home for limited reasons permitted in law, such as to shop for essentials, to work if you absolutely cannot work from home, to exercise, to seek medical assistance such as getting a Covid test, or to escape domestic abuse.”



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