Sadiq Khan risks picking up a parking fine as he goes for stroll in Islington while his waiting Range Rovers park on double yellow lines
- In exclusive pictures, the Mayor can be seen getting out of a 4×4 in Islington
- It comes as he faces furious backlash against his plans to expand the Ulez
The Mayor of London has been spotted risking getting slapped with a parking ticket after his drivers parked on double yellow lines.
In exclusive pictures, Sadiq Khan can be seen getting out of a Range Rover parked on Upper Street in Islington, North London, yesterday morning.
A second Range Rover was also parked on the road. Both vehicles remained parked for around an hour to an hour and a half.
Khan then went for a morning stroll and headed to a local restaurant.
It did not appear that there were drivers waiting in the 4×4 and the engines were switched off, according to a witness.
The Mayor of London has been spotted risking getting a parking ticket after his driver parked on double yellow lines
Sadiq Khan was spotted getting into the waiting Range Rover which was parked on double yellow lines
Khan, the London mayor, then went for a morning stroll
Zoomed in images show the double yellow lines where the London Mayor’s driver parked
The London Mayor is currently facing a never-ending battle against a furious backlash, including a legal challenge, to his controversial plans to expand Ulez to cover the whole of Greater London – despite warnings that the scheme will hit the poorest and self-employed the worst.
It will add at least £250 to the monthly cost of commuting for workers who need to drive, such as care workers or van drivers.
At least 200,000 older, more polluting vehicles will be face a £12.50 daily charge by the planned expansion on August 29.
He is also battling the fallout from a report last month which found the Metropolitan Police is institutionally racist, sexist and homophobic, with Mr Khan accepting ‘full responsibility’ for the findings as the boss of the police force.
And Mr Khan has also faced fury over his handling of economic policy, with political rivals saying his cost of living fund was poorly targeted and the Ulez expansion will worsen the crisis.
In addition Mr Khan, who is also chairman of Transport for London, has backed the expansion of controversial Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) in the capital and wants to see more created.
It comes as this week a YouGov poll revealed that half of Londoners think Sadiq Khan is doing ‘badly’ as Mayor of the capital.
It did not appear that there were drivers waiting in the 4×4 and the engines were switched off, according to a witness
Khan pictured with clothing items he retrieved from one of the Range Rovers
Khan pictured today at the Eid in the Square festival in Trafalgar Square, London
The survey found that confidence has plummeted in the left-wing Labour politician, with respondents concerned over his record on crime, housing and transport.
The poll also found that Mr Khan is most unpopular with over-65s, where 81 per cent think he is doing ‘badly’ – including around two-thirds (64 per cent) who think he is doing ‘very badly’.
Though he is viewed most favourably by 18 to 24-year-olds, with 40 per cent saying he is doing ‘well’, almost the same proportion (37 per cent) believe he is also doing ‘badly’.
A spokesperson for the Mayor of London said: ‘As stipulated by government security officials, in exactly the same way as the PM and other Cabinet Ministers, Sadiq has round the clock police protection due to credible threats to life. These are Met issue protection vehicles.’