The Tory candidate gave an upbeat speech about her possibilities of defeating Sadiq Khan in subsequent yr’s election, however ended her remarks with a gaffe.
She mentioned: “In 213 days’ time, (Khan) can do no matter he likes, as a result of I might be sitting at my desk in Metropolis Corridor as your first feminine Labour – not, not Labour, by no means Labour – your first, feminine, London mayor.”
Polling suggests Ms Corridor is just narrowly behind Mr Khan, and Conservatives in Metropolis Corridor are optimistic about their possibilities when the election is available in Might.
We now have completely received to construct extra properties
Ms Corridor used her speech at a Conservative Get together Convention fringe occasion to vow that she would scrap the enlargement of London’s ultra-low emissions zone (Ulez) and “familiarize yourself with crime” on day one if she received the election.
She mentioned Mr Khan “doesn’t care” about crime, promising to place £200 million into policing and saying: “We now have received to get extra bobbies on the beat.”
The Harrow councillor accused the mayor of failing on housing and nightlife, and claimed low site visitors neighbourhoods have been inflicting “nothing however a backlog of site visitors”.
She additionally backed constructing extra properties in London, saying this would cut back rents for younger individuals.
Ms Corridor mentioned: “We now have completely received to construct extra properties and now we have received to construct extra household properties, even when they’re high-density, low-rise, so long as they’re stunning properties.”
The Tory candidate has been a controversial selection since her choice in July, most just lately saying she “didn’t intend to trigger offence” by liking a string of tweets together with Islamophobic abuse of Mr Khan and pictures of former Conservative politician Enoch Powell, finest recognized for his notorious “rivers of blood” immigration speech that was broadly blamed for heightening racial tensions within the Sixties.
She mentioned: “For those who’re a serial tweeter, you are inclined to undergo liking all kinds of issues.
“If anyone is offended, then clearly I’d apologise.”
Any offence “wasn’t meant”, she insisted, saying she was “after all not” a fan of Powell.