Sadiq Khan recently told the Evening Standard that the proposed Crossrail 2 rail link was “vital” but a leaflet delivered to voters in the London Assembly constituency of Merton & Wandsworth suggests Labour’s understanding of the scheme isn’t all it could be.
The constituency is earmarked as the home of a number of potential stations including at Raynes Park, Motspur Park, Wimbledon, Clapham Junction plus options for Balham and Tooting Broadway.
Yet just one of these – Wimbledon – appears on Labour’s flyer.
Instead of the map issued by Transport for London, the party has adorned its leaflets with this relic from the 1990s:
Labour should be especially embarrassed by this given that their mayoral candidate lives in the constituency and is currently doubling up as the MP for Tooting, home of one potential station.
This latest gaffe comes just a fortnight after the Labour campaign issued a statement in the name of Sadiq wrongly claiming “it had been widely expected” the Government would foot the bill for Crossrail 2’s entire development costs.
Sadiq has been very keen to boast of his involvement in Crossrail, but it seems if he does become Mayor he’s going to need a crash course in its successor.