Mayoral hopeful Sadiq Khan spent the morning meeting campaigners at Charing Cross Hospital who are at risk of A&E closing in Hammersmith .

Before that, he was on the road canvassing as part of his campaign to become the next London Mayor .

With a few moments pause for an exclusive catch-up with getwestlondon before MPs return to Parliament to discuss the EU referendum , the Labour candidate discussed his position with just nine weekends to go before Londoners head to the polls.

"Leaving the EU is a risk"

"The EU brings huge cultural, social, economic benefits for London," Mr Khan told getwestlondon .

"Leaving the EU is taking a risk and thousands of our jobs will be put in danger - 60% of west London companies have London headquarters.

"We risk not only our jobs, but our growth."

Mr Khan will be campaigning alongside Prime Minister David Cameron and other cabinet members including Chancellor George Osborne and Home Secretary Theresa May as part of the vote IN campaign and said London doesn't need someone who wants a "Lexit".

"I want to be Mayor for all Londoners, rich, poor, young, old and leaving the EU has an impact on all of these people."

When asked if he has the appeal some claim rival candidate George Galloway has with communities who feel marginalised , he retorted: "Look, when he left Tower Hamlets, he divided the community. I bring people together."

"I'm against Heathrow expansion"

Mr Khan, a firm advocate of the need to make trade links with Africa and Asia, surely wants a single airport to provide these links?

Yet he has come out in opposition of Heathrow expansion , although he agrees there is a need to expand a new runway.

"Gatwick will offer jobs, growth and the necessary competition needed with Heathrow" said Mr Khan.

"But the main thing is the air quality; 700,000 people are affected by air pollution and that's more than Paris, Brussels and Frankfurt put together.

"The air is illegal and thousands die because of it, so my solution is expansion at Gatwick."

"Mansfield report is damning indictment of Tory ruling"

"The NHS cuts are particularly acute in west London" said the Labour Candidate.

"The people here in west London have seen closures across Hammersmith, Central Middlesex, Charing Cross potentially and Ealing Maternity .

"I've got a flat record of backing the NHS and believe in decent services, physical and mental.

"The Mansfield report is a damning indictment of Tory ruling, it's now harder than ever to even see a GP and care for our older people is worsening. I want to change this."

Mr Khan admitted the challenge lay in the Mayor having less control of NHS services in London, but working with the government more closely to get the voice of Londoners heard could be the key.

"We have a history of independent Mayors that aren't the same party as the government, but it has still worked.

"To be fair to this government, they are working with a Labour Greater Manchester and the Scottish National Party.

"London needs a fighter, a champion and although I agree on some matters with the Government, I disagree on others."

What should young Londoners look out for?

"Whoever they vote, it matters first and foremost that young people get registered, that's the first step" Mr Khan urged.

"What I am fighting for which affects the young generation is London's housing crisis.

"It is the biggest issue facing Londoners today, there is no prospect of even affordable renting, let alone buying.

"This is why Homes for Londoners will work. No more investing overseas. A monitored letting agents which isn't for profit."

The Tooting MP said it is not just about homes, but also investing in the young population through his Skills for Londoners proposition.

"I want to establish partnerships between local authorities, trade unions, schools and businesses, so Londoners have the skills they need to thrive in this city," he added.