Sadiq Khan’s response to a questions has uncovered that for the first time the UK’s capital will see an influx of as many as another 1.5 million people.
More than five million people have moved to Britain in 10 years with immigration figures showing that more than 66 million people live in the country.
However there are a number of estimates that say the figures are much higher.
Mr Khan told hundreds of people in the audience: “Going forward we don’t allow London to have worse air than is currently and worse pollution.
“And so there is a couple of big things, that I wouldn’t mind your input.
“One is we are publishing an environment strategy and we need your input into making sure we fulfil my ambition for London to be the greatest city in the world.
“You better remember that our population is rising, it is currently 8.5m, by 2020 it will be 9 million by 2030 it will be 10 million.
For centuries the UK has been a welcome home to refugees – now is not the time to forget our humanity & history. Govt must act now.
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) September 2, 2015
“Actually our city is growing rather than shrinking like Paris we have got to make sure that we are savvy and we are green.
“The new London plan is being worked on.”
Mr Khan has supported the demand, along with more than 100,000 other Britons, and tweeted a picture of himself holding a sign saying ‘refugees welcome’.
He said: “Where we lead, others follow. David Cameron, we can and must do more.”
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) September 3, 2015
he petition states: “Millions of men, women and children are fleeing the Middle East and Africa to find safety in the West. “The Independent believes Britain must no longer turn a blind eye to their plight and must work with other European Union countries to set and welcome a quota of refugees.”
Thank you for taking the time to read our article, Our website is passionate about Great Britain, Our goal is to keep the Great British public up to date with all news coming in across our GREAT country, Articles posted on our site are posted in good faith, any sources will be clearly indicated on the post, we cannot be held liable for any false, misleading or incorrect information they may contain.