Sadiq Khan

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Sadiq Khan
3rd Mayor of London
Assumed office
9 May 2016
DeputyJoanne McCartney
Preceded byBoris Johnson
Shadow Cabinet positions
Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
Shadow Lord Chancellor
In office
8 October 2010 – 11 May 2015
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byJack Straw
Succeeded byThe Lord Falconer of Thoroton
Shadow Minister for London
In office
16 January 2013 – 11 May 2015
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byTessa Jowell
Succeeded byVacant
Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
In office
14 May 2010 – 8 October 2010
LeaderHarriet Harman (Acting)
Ed Miliband
Preceded byThe Lord Adonis
Succeeded byMaria Eagle
Minister of State for Transport
In office
9 June 2009 – 6 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byThe Lord Adonis
Succeeded byTheresa Villiers
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
In office
5 October 2008 – 9 June 2009
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byParmjit Dhanda
Succeeded byShahid Malik
Assistant Government Whip
In office
2 July 2007 – 5 October 2008
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Chief WhipGeoff Hoon
Member of Parliament
for Tooting
In office
5 May 2005 – 9 May 2016
Preceded byTom Cox
Succeeded byRosena Allin-Khan
Personal details
Sadiq Aman Khan

(1970-10-08) 8 October 1970 (age 53)
Tooting, London, England
Political partyLabour
Saadiya Ahmed (m. 1994)
Alma materUniversity of North London
University of Law
AwardsSitara-e-Imtiaz (2018)
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 at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, London, [1]to Pakistani parents on 8 October 1970. 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.[2]

Khan was chosen to be the Labour Party candidate in the 2016 London mayoral election.[3] On 6 May 2016, Khan was elected to the office of mayor by winning 57% of the vote.[4] He became the first Muslim to be elected mayor of a British capital city.[4] He became mayor on 8 May.

References[change | change source]

  1. "London mayor Sadiq Khan granted Honorary Fellowship by St George's, University of London". St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Retrieved 2020-04-14.
  2. "Alan Johnson is shadow chancellor". BBC News. 8 October 2010.
  3. Wintour, Patrick (11 September 2015). "Sadiq Khan elected as Labour's candidate for mayor of London". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Labour's Khan Wins London Mayoral Election". Sky News. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.