London Mayor Khan Backs Corbyn Challenger for Labour Leadership

August 21, 2016 9:00 AM

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London Mayor Khan Backs Corbyn Challenger for Labour Leadership

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on members of the U.K. opposition Labour Party to oust Jeremy Corbyn as their leader in a vote that starts Monday, saying Corbyn is “extremely unlikely” to lead Labour back to power.

Khan, who is the most powerful Labour politician to hold elected office, called on Labour members to support Corbyn’s challenger, Owen Smith. Corbyn failed to “show the leadership we desperately needed” during the campaign for the referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, Khan wrote in Sund...

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