Election 2017: Sadiq Khan campaigns for Labour win in Dagenham and Rainham

PUBLISHED: 12:20 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:20 05 June 2017

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan campaigning in Dagenham (Photos: Ellie Hoskins)

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan campaigning in Dagenham (Photos: Ellie Hoskins)


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has warned that the election is going “down to the wire” in Dagenham and Rainham.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, with Labour supportersThe Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, with Labour supporters

Mr Khan’s comments came during a visit to the constituency on Saturday to rally Labour supporters campaigning to re-elect Jon Cruddas as the local MP.

Mr Cruddas is facing a tight race against both Conservative candidate Julie Marson and Ukip candidate Peter Harris for the seat. All three parties believe they can win.

Mr Khan said: “With five days to go the election is going down to the wire here in Dagenham and Rainham.

“On the ballot paper is our NHS, policing and our schools.

“Over the next few days Labour will be going door to door to make sure Jon Cruddas is returned as your MP on June 8.”

Mr Cruddas added: “It is brilliant to have Sadiq here, joining our fight to protect our community and campaign on the issues that really matter to them.”

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