In the latest and final round of hustings for the Conservative leadership contest, held at Wembley stadium in London in a 7,000 seat mini-arena, Ms Truss slammed Mr Khan for being “anti-car, anti-business and anti-opportunity”, before claiming that he was “holding London back”. To a sweeping round of applause, the foreign secretary pledged to “make London Conservative again” in a nod to her predecessor Boris Johnson, the last Tory Mayor of the capital.
To a round of cheers, Ms Truss said: “The reality is London is being let down by Sadiq Khan.
“Sadiq Khan is anti-everything. He is anti-car, he’s anti-business, he’s anti-opportunity and he is holding London back.
“And I do not believe those people who say London is a Labour city. No, it is not.” Ms Truss then received a further round of applause and cheers.
She added: “London is a city where people want opportunities and they want to get on in life and that is what we can deliver. We can make London Conservative again.”
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