The number one priority for the U.K. government regarding the Brexit negotiations is to come up with a plan that benefits everyone, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has told CNBC.
"The problem with a 'hard Brexit' is there aren't any winners. A 'hard Brexit' is no good for London and the U.K., and is no good for the EU," Khan told CNBC's Tania Bryer.
"What's really important is access to a single market. What's really important is the ability to carry on attracting talent. What's really important is a relation to financial jobs with passport financial services."
A so-called "hard Brexit" would be where the U.K. loses access to the EU's single market and defaults back to World Trade Organization rules. In a "soft Brexit" scenario, the U.K. would retain some form of membership to the single market.
Speaking at the annual switching on of Oxford Street's Christmas lights, Khan — who is a member of the U.K.'s opposition Labour party —said during these negotiations it was important for the U.K. capital to also have "a seat around the table."
The mayor added that he hoped that the government would listen to the public's needs, as while Britons may have voted to leave, they hadn't voted to come out with a deal that provided "fewer jobs, less prosperity and less growth."