sadiq khan say they’re on a journey: from a car lover who once voted for Heathrow’s third runway to a politician who understands how pollution is harming the health of his fellow Londoners, as well Along with increasing the climate crisis. Now campaigning for a third term, he has written a book about his green transformation.

He describes how the development of adult-onset asthma sparked a personal awakening, and how meeting campaigner Rosamund Kissi-Debra, whose nine-year-old daughter Ella died of asthma triggered by air pollution, made her aware of London’s toxic air. Determined to clean up. Yet his environmental plans have not pleased everyone – and the extension of London’s ultra-low emissions zone is proving particularly controversial.

Nausheen Iqbal Hears why he thinks rent control could be the answer to London’s housing crisis, and whether he thinks the Metropolitan Police can be changed in the wake of Dame Louise Casey’s damning report which called it institutionally racist, Found wrong and homophobic.

Sadiq Khan speaks into a microphone at the Eid in the Square event in Trafalgar Square, London, April 2023.  Photograph: Receipt Necati Aslim / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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