HE Sadiq Khan

Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan, the son of a London bus driver, was elected the Mayor of London in May 2016, with a huge personal mandate. He succeeded Boris Johnson.

Journey to Mayor: His journey to arguably one of the highest posts in the UK included being a human rights solicitor, chair of the human rights group Liberty, councillor for Wandsworth, and MP for Tooting (2005-2016). He is a member of the Labour Party, having served two posts as Minister in Gordon Brown’s government, as well as more senior ministerial posts in Ed Miliband’s shadow cabinet.

Muslim Mayor: Much has been made of his British-Pakistani ethnicity and Islamic faith, but he has stressed that those parts of his identity only strengthen his willingness to serve all elements of society. He has worked to build cohesion among London’s diverse communities and been commended for his responses to the terror attacks on London.

Terror Attacks: Although the United Kingdom witnessed a series of bloody terrorist attacks allegedly perpetrated by DA’ISH, 7 additional potential attacks were foiled under the leadership of Sadiq Khan. As the first Muslim Mayor of London, the uptick in terrorism has placed Khan under the increased scrutiny of right-wing hate groups, but he has managed to unite Londoners in the face of adversity and continues to enjoy a popular and diverse backing.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Confirms Ultra-Low Emission Zone Will Start 2019
2017-11-06 14:30:29

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that the city's Ultra-Low Emission Zone will begin in central London from the 8th of April, 2019, and will ...

Beefeaters in revolt as Sadiq Khan hits them with new £10-a-day charge
2017-10-24 20:30:00

Beefeaters in revolt as Sadiq Khan hits them with new £10-a-day charge

Natural History Museum: Donald Trump Jr 'likes' tweet reporting Sadiq Khan's comments about victims injured ...
2017-10-07 22:45:32

... swirled about the car crash outside the Natural History Museum, Donald Trump’s son “liked” a tweet which quoted London Mayor Sadiq Khan as saying ...

London mayor Sadiq Khan has welcomed Uber's 'humility' over its lost license
2017-10-06 09:14:19

Mayor Sadiq Khan has hailed Uber's "humility" after London refused to renew the minicab firm's license. Uber is facing a barrage of issues in ...

"Sadiq Khan is so far up Corbyn's a***": Ken Livingstone and George Galloway give Googlebox critique ...
2017-10-01 05:41:14

The pair were booted out of the party for bad behaviour but that didn't stop them giving their no-holds-barred verdicts for the spoof show

Londoners support Sadiq Khan over Uber ban and handling of Grenfell - Politics - The Guardian
2017-09-30 23:03:01

London mayor’s personal ratings remain high after he was criticised by Theresa May for ‘putting jobs at risk’ Sadiq Khan has received a significant ...

Air pollution: Sadiq Khan calls for ban on wood-burning stoves - Environment - The Guardian
2017-09-29 14:44:34

... pollution Wood-burning stoves could be banned in some areas to combat air pollution under proposals by the London mayor, Sadiq Khan . Khan ...

Sadiq Khan triggers alert for high air pollution in London
2017-09-27 10:29:16

Capital is given emergency warning as polluted air from the continent combines with toxic air at home The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan , has ...

WATCH: Farage Slams ‘Ludicrous’ Sadiq Khan for Comparing Trump to Islamic State
2017-09-26 20:50:17

‘Mr. Brexit’ Nigel Farage has slammed the “ludicrous” London Mayor Sadiq Khan for comparing U.S. President Donald Trump to Islamic State terrorists. ...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Compares Donald Trump to Islamic State
2017-09-25 09:59:18

London Mayor Sadiq Khan — who has seen a number of terror attacks strike the city since he took office in May 2016 — has compared Donald Trump ...

Birth: 8 October 1970 (Age: 47)

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