The Mayor promised to support art

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Mr Sadiq Khan placed the arts as important as housing and crime. He promised to protect music venues that are currently threatened with closure. 

The London Mayor declared in the speech at City Hall that he wishes to increase the 800,000 jobs the creative industries provide in the capital. The sector generates an estimated £35 billion for the economy.

The Evening Standard stated: “Supporting the arts and creative industries will be a core priority for my administration — right up there with housing, the environment and security — as one of the big themes that I want to define my time as Mayor.”

Mr Khan also added that the cultural infrastructure together with housing and transport define the beauty of the city.