Response of Siobhan Benita, LibDem spokesperson for London and mayoral candidate, to the news that Uber will not be granted a new licence by TfL to operate in London:
"Today’s decision will be a blow to the huge numbers of Londoners who rely on Uber and value the service it provides. It will also be a massive concern to the many drivers and their families whose livelihoods depend on the continuation of Uber in London.
Of course it's vital that Uber provides a service that keeps passengers safe. But the Mayor has had years to resolve concerns and issues with Uber and has failed to do so. Major cities around the world can do this, so surely we can too. Sadiq Khan needs to find a resolution to this issue as soon as possible - one that works for the full range of taxi drivers in the capital as well as the safety and preferences of Londoners. "