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Tories’ London mayoral candidate criticised for comments that ‘attack working class families’

Labour’s Angela Rayner among those angered by past and recent remarks about poor or homeless people

The Conservatives’ London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey has been accused of an “attack on working class families”, after comments emerged in which he appeared to suggest that poor people cannot be trusted with money.

Bailey is running against the Labour incumbent, Sadiq Khan, in May’s election, which was delayed for a year by the Covid pandemic. A YouGov poll in November suggested Khan has a 21-point lead over his rival.

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