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Labour MP Lammy on London mayor bid

A Labour MP has announced he would like to become a candidate for London mayor.

David Lammy, MP for Tottenham told the Today programme: "The challenge for London is to continue to be the best city on the planet."

"All politicians say we need to build more homes... but not delivering" and as a potential mayor of London, his long term plan is to "tackle the green belt".

"We are going to be a 10 million city in a decade and that's why we need to meet these challenges and the biggest is absolutely housing," he added.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Friday 5 September