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Mayor dragged into stadium row

By Sean Whetstone

London mayor Sadiq Khan has been drawn into 10 year long row on the London Stadium naming rights saga.

London Assembly member Caroline Pidgeon pleaded with the mayor to sit down with West Ham and stadium owners London Legacy Development Corporation to broker a deal and help find potential sponsors. 

According to  6foot 2in Khan took the opportunity to send his condolences to the Gold family after David Gold’s untimely passing last week but said he was reluctant to step on the toes of commercial officers at both West Ham and LLDC.

He added that he had been copied into much correspondence between West Ham and LLDC on the subject, but there was a danger that both sides were playing to the gallery with such a wide circulation list included.

Assembly member Pidgeon tried to pin the Mayor down to get him involved in further naming rights progress but Khan seemed reluctant to do so in the London Assembly Budget and Performance committee, which was held last Thursday and can be watched below.

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2 comments on “Mayor dragged into stadium row

  1. Unless there’s some positive publicity to take advantage of, the mayor will be nowhere to be seen. Total fraud.

  2. Good mayor of London and like he says west ham already doing the groundwork on all that . As long as the torys are not involved then leave it to west ham to sort out as you can see how this government are clueless on all things other than austerity which they always love.

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