Mozammel Hossain Explains Why He Wants To Be London Mayor
Top KC Mozammel Hossain has vowed to use his abilities as a leading criminal barrister to tear into Sadiq Khan’s record as Mayor of London.
Mr Hossain is one of three hopefuls shortlisted to be the Conservative candidate next year to run for London Mayor in May along with Assembly member Susan Hall and former special adviser Daniel Korski.
He is the first Bangladeshi to have been made a Queen’s Council (now King’s Council) after arriving in the UK aged 21 having grown up the eighth child of a poor family in a mud hut.
Mr Hossain vowed to lean on his “professional experience” to take on Khan “or whoever Labour puts up”.
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He mocked Mr Khan for talking about his humble origins as the “son of a bus driver” compared to his even humbler origins growing up in a mud hut.
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Mr Hossain believes his background will enable him more than any other potential Tory candidate to reach out to London’s different communities.
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Mr Hossain believes that Mr Khan’s top three failures are a failure to provide housing for people in London; his plans to expand ULEZ to fund his mismanagement of Transport for London (TfL), which is close to bankruptcy; and the fact that crime is so bad in London people no longer feel safe.
Mr Hossain, a criminal barrister, said: “Crime is the number one failure.
Mr Hossain spoke of meeting a couple whose son works in a pub 15 minutes walk away but they insist on him getting an Uber home because they are afraid of him being attacked on the streets.
He said: “I spoke to a tech billionaire who is sending his child to America to University because he does not feel they are safe in London.”
He also pointed out that Mr Khan is in charge of the fire service “and it is in special measures too.”
Mr Hossain vowed that he will switch off the ULEZ expansion on day one of being mayor pointing out that in outer London public transport connections are abysmal.
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On housing, Mr Khan set a target of 116,000 affordable new homes in 2016 but has only achieved 63,817.
Mr Hossain would use TfL land and other land owned by the Mayor to build new homes for people in London.
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