London needs to have a special role in negotiations over the U.K.'s exit from the European Union, Sadiq Khan, the Labour Party politician who became Mayor of London earlier this year, told CNBC Friday.
Khan, who unlike his predecessor Boris Johnson supported the campaign to stay in the EU, said: "When it becomes to negotiations with the European Union, London needs to be on the other side of the table. We are the only region in the U.K. that voted to remain in the EU decisively. We have got special interests."
"There are investors, business people and talent who are thinking about going elsewhere...we have to say to them London is very much open."