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TSSA backs Sadiq Khan in race to be London Mayor

10 June 2015

Rail union TSSA is backing Sadiq Khan in the race to be the official Labour candidate in the contest to succeed Boris Johnson.

Manuel Cortes, general secretary of the TSSA said, "We are delighted to be supporting Sadiq in what will be a crucial election for Labour next year. He will be a candidate who will fight for all Londoners as he has already shown with his commitment to a freeze on all tube and bus fares.

"He has also pledged that he will not 'do a Boris' and continue as an MP if he succeeds in becoming Mayor next April. Being Mayor of London is a full time post and Sadiq recognises that crucial fact, even if Boris does not."

Commenting on the election for Labour leader, he added: "After a heavy defeat, Labour MPs have a duty to ensure that party members get the widest possible choice when electing a new leader.

"Our union calls on them to ensure that Jeremy Corbyn gets on the ballot."

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