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How Sadiq Khan has wasted £123m of taxpayer cash on ‘misplaced priorities’: Beach parties, a six-figure ‘night czar’ and tests to determine the ‘colour’ of Met Police officers’ personalities

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been accused of wasting £123million of taxpayer cash on ‘misplaced priorities’ during his time in City Hall in a new report compiled by the Tories.

The capital’s Conservatives say that Mr Khan, who will be seeking a third consecutive term as mayor in May’s elections, is wasting millions on ‘spin doctors, marketing and pointless initiatives’.

They claim that the cash was squandered on workshops, beach parties and drag acts while health inequalities between the city’s poorest and wealthiest grew wider – and branded the growing divide a ‘shocking failure’ of his office.

But Mr Khan’s office has fired back, branding the report ‘misleading’ and attacking the government for failing to provide enough cash to fund the capital’s public services.

The report has sparked a bitter war of words between those close to the mayor and those who would seek to oust him in May; Susan Hall, the Conservative candidate for the London mayoral election, has pledged to scrap ULEZ if elected.

It lists a dozen claims of ‘wasted’ cash that total £123m, a sum disputed by sources within the Mayor’s team, which include:

£29.5m on additional staffing costs, a 57 per cent rise in Mayor’s Office costs and a 33 per cent rise in press office spending
£10million on five-day workshops for some 10,000 Met Police officers and staff, which included a test to ‘determine the colour’ of their personalities
Almost £1million on ‘beach parties’
£19,000 on a project encouraging Londoners to ‘listen like bats’
£70,000 on a drag act called ‘Duckie Loves Fanny’, hosted by the city’s night czar, Amy Lamé, whose salary has risen 40 per cent to £117,000
£500,000’s worth of free advertising for vaginal moisturising company Replens
The Tories’ report claims that declines in low birthweight rates, infant mortality, and inactivity have stagnated during Mr Khan’s City Hall tenure, and questions the effectiveness of low traffic neighbourhoods in tackling air pollution.

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