Harrow Conservatives have called on the current council administration to pressure the Mayor of London into providing more funding for the borough.

Cllr Paul Osborn, leader of the borough’s Conservative Group, questioned whether Harrow gets “a fair deal” from Sadiq Khan and the Greater London Authority (GLA).

At a cabinet meeting earlier this month, he pointed out to Cllr Graham Henson, leader of Harrow Council, that it is “near the bottom” in London when it comes to funding allocations.

“The mayor massively spends on the centre of London and doesn’t look after the outer boroughs,” he said.

“Will you not join me in asking him to spend more money on these outer London boroughs and giving them some of the investment you’ve talked about?”

A GLA report from last year showed that Mr Khan has spent, on average, almost £250 million on inner London boroughs than outer ones since 2016.

The average central borough has received nearly £600 million under his leadership, compared to just more than £365 million for outer London councils.

Mr Khan admitted to a mayor’s question time panel that there are “institutional biases of City Hall towards outer London”.

But he questioned the report’s analysis, noting that it didn’t take into account spending on short-term spending – such as maintenance and repairs – and focused on capital spending for larger projects.

Harrow received £230 million worth of funding, the 11th lowest in the capital, but Cllr Henson insists the borough has “gained quite significantly” since Mr Khan took office.

He pointed to work being carried out to provide step-free access at Harrow-on-the-Hill underground station and the creation of a dedicated violent crime task force.

He also praised the mayor’s decision to award £48 million to support low-income Londoners, microbusinesses and charities in Harrow.