Sadiq Khan

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The Right Honourable
Sadiq Khan
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Mayor of London
Assumed office
9 May 2016
DeputyJoanne McCartney
Preceded byBoris Johnson
Personal details
BornSadiq Aman Khan
(1970-10-08) 8 October 1970 (age 48)
London, England, UK
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Saadiya Ahmed (1994–present)
Alma materUniversity of North London
University of Law
ReligionSunni Islam
WebsiteOfficial website

Sadiq Aman Khan (born 8 October 1970) is a British politician. He is the Mayor of London since 8 May 2016. He was the Shadow Justice Secretary in Ed Miliband's and Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet. He was the Labour Party Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Tooting.

Khan was born in Tooting, London, to Pakistani immigrants. He grew up in Earlsfield, London.

Khan worked as a human rights solicitor until the 2005 General Election when he was elected as an MP. He became the Minister of State for Transport from June 2009 to May 2010 and when Ed Miliband became leader of the Labour Party, he was made the Shadow Justice Secretary.[1]

Khan was chosen to be the Labour Party candidate in the 2016 London mayoral election.[2] On 6 May 2016, Khan was elected to the office of mayor by winning 57% of the vote.[3] He became the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a Western capital city.[3] He became mayor on 8 May.

References[change | change source]

  2. Wintour, Patrick. "Sadiq Khan elected as Labour's candidate for mayor of London". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Labour's Khan Wins London Mayoral Election". Sky News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.