Sadiq Khan judged using polluting convoy to walk his dog: The Mayor of London has been given criticism for using a reported 3-car detail to walk his dog.
The Daily Mail reports that Sadiq Khan was seen last Thursday in a convoy of 3 cars, containing a petrol operated Jaguar, a diesel Volkswagen as well as a Volvo hybrid petrol/electric SUV that took him miles through London to take his dog for a walk.
Commentators remark this came just a few days following the Mayor’s office that published a study on the risks of car pollution in London.
In the past, Mr Khan reported on the expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) covering a region 18 times the size of the existing central zone. The new ULEZ will implemented from 25th October.
Susan Hall, Leader of GLA Conservatives, stated: “At a time when he is punishing drivers by hiking the Congestion Charge & expanding ULEZ, Londoners will be appalled to see him taking 3 vehicles to walk his dog several miles from his home.”
Nevertheless, as reported by sources, the vehicles are property of the Metropolitan Police & the specific vehicles used in safeguarding the Mayor on Thursday are ULEZ compliant.
A spokesperson for the Mayor of London stated: “The Mayor of London receives round the clock protection from the Metropolitan Police in line with the assessed threat to his safety.
“Due to the sensitivity of their nature, it would be inappropriate to comment on the detail of those arrangements.”
Sadiq Khan judged using polluting convoy to walk his dog