Mr Khan described the forthcoming contest – postponed from final 12 months as a result of pandemic – as a “two-horse race” between himself and Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey.
The Labour candidate has been accused of “damaged guarantees” by his Tory rival, who claims that Mr Khan has did not ship on numerous pledges in his 2016 manifesto.
In his first speech of the marketing campaign, held just about alongside Labour’s deputy chief Angela Rayner, Mr Khan mentioned he believed that the capital might be an “even higher metropolis after the pandemic than it was earlier than”.
He referred to his personal experiences rising up within the capital and referred to as for a programme of financial restoration much like that carried out in 1945 after the Second World Struggle.
“I grew up in a London that was nonetheless essentially formed by the nice reforming Labour authorities of 1945,” he mentioned on Thursday afternoon.
“A authorities that not solely rebuilt our nation from the ashes of the Second World Struggle however established a brand new and lasting social contract between the state and the British folks.”
Mr Khan pledged to speculate an additional £5 million into central London in efforts to draw Londoners and home vacationers again to the West Finish, which has been badly hit by coronavirus restrictions within the capital.
He additionally promised to maximise Metropolis Corridor expenditure to assist assist job creation and retention for Londoners, in addition to boosting inexperienced jobs and supporting small companies.
The Labour candidate additionally set out his blueprint for “fixing the housing disaster” within the speech, which he mentioned would construct on the “foundations” of his first time period.
“In a second time period, we’ll work to eradicate tough sleeping for good, marketing campaign for lease controls and ship the genuinely inexpensive properties Londoners want, not the posh penthouse residences nonetheless prioritised by the Tories,” he added.
Mr Khan mentioned he would proceed to deal with tackling crime within the capital and cleansing up town’s air if re-elected for a second time period on Might 6.
However Conservative mayoral candidate Mr Bailey accused the Labour candidate of “damaged guarantees” throughout each coverage sector, together with on housing and transport.
Mr Bailey claimed the capital wanted a “recent begin” and pledged to recruit extra law enforcement officials, rebuild London’s infrastructure and assist town go inexperienced.