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Sadiq Khan visited Yorkshire today as he doubled down on his pledge to ‘build bridges’ between London and the rest of the country.

The Mayor of London visited electric bus maker Switch Mobility with newly elected Labor mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, as he explained how London can lead the nation’s recovery.

Switch Mobility has supplied 67 electric buses in London and is in the process of supplying 30 more as TfL seeks to achieve a fleet of zero emissions buses by 2030.

Speaking today, Sadiq Khan said the Yorkshire-based factory “shows how investing in our capital can help create quality green jobs across the country”.

Mr Khan said: ‘When I was listed for my second term I made a commitment to build bridges between London and the rest of our country and to show how London can help with the national recovery and leveling program. .

“Too often the need to ‘level’ cities and regions across the UK is misrepresented as a need to ‘level’ other parts of the country, such as London – but this is not in the interests of nobody. When London succeeds, the UK succeeds and vice versa. London is ready and willing to play its part to ensure a strong and green national recovery after this terrible pandemic. ”

It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson today announced plans to invest £ 860million in 57 parts of the UK, including the relocation of more than 3,000 civil service jobs outside London to ‘by 2025.

The government is also yet to agree a long-term funding deal with Transport for London, after yesterday announcing that the existing emergency package would be extended by 10 days while talks continue.

Sadiq Khan has continually called on the government to treat London fairly and insisted that “there can be no recovery in the UK without taking over London”.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-19 15:30:00