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London's Mayor has called on ministers to step up spending on infrastructure across the UK.

According to Sadiq Khan, increasing investment in new infrastructure is required to support new growth and jobs, particularly as the UK is gearing up to leave the European Union.

Mr Khan said he plans to "put the case to government that good quality, modern infrastructure, including new roads, railways and state-of-the-art broadband and mobile connectivity is crucial if this country is to remain a global economic powerhouse".

The Mayor was speaking ahead of a meeting with Lord Adonis, Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, in which he will stress that all parts of the UK - not just London - need to see greater infrastructure investment.

"We cannot afford for new infrastructure investment in any one region to be seen as a zero-sum game - if Britain’s economy is to succeed we need to see increased investment across the country," he said.

Mr Khan added that he will continue providing any technical or political support to other mayors and councils across the UK in order to develop infrastructure plans in their areas.

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