Sadiq Khan fines his political opponent £200 for distributing his political leaflet around London.

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Independent candidate Brian Rose, who is standing against Sadiq Khan for Mayor of London in the coming May election, has kicked out at the London Mayor and the Police after he and his team were hit with £200 fines for distributing his political leaflet around London.

Brian Rose quite rightly said that this action against a political candidate standing for election is nothing short of a “violation of the democratic process”.

Mr Rose told the Express Newspaper: “Khan has been using police as photographic props in public while I have been fined while using a Covid-secure campaign bus.

“Khan has been banging his drum in public while other candidates have been told they can’t use volunteers to get their messages out to voters.

“The whole thing stinks to high heaven. If it’s not a deliberate ploy by the mayor – whose job, remember, includes holding the Metropolitan Police to account – then he should explain why it’s okay for him to swan around with officers and photographers while other candidates have their democratic rights restricted.”

“The police stopped, detained and fined me and four of my crew, and banned us from campaigning.

“They’ve now told us it’s okay to leaflet but only if a private company is doing the leafleting.

“Volunteers can’t leaflet, which by definition seems to imply that if you’re an independent candidate or smaller party, and don’t have the funds, then you can’t campaign.

“This seems to be a major violation of the democratic process.

“How can you hold free and fair elections if you can’t educate the public who the candidates are?”

Is it right that Khan can decide how this democratic process is played out in the Mayoral election?

Is it right that Khan gets access to all the limelight for the election with Radio and TV airtime while the rest are silenced?

Khans London seems to be getting worse by the day.

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