Sadiq Khan

British politician Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Aman Khan is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting since 2005, succeeding Tom Cox as the Labour MP for the seat. On 3rd October 2008 he was appointed by Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a Minister for Communities and Local government, making him only the second ever Muslim to become a Minister in the UK.
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Tooting

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan to do jury duty
CNN - 19 days
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he will be taking a two-week break from office to go on jury duty starting Monday.
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London Mayor Pushes For Second Brexit Vote
Huffington Post - about 1 month
"It’s time to take this crucial issue out of the hands of the politicians and return it to the people," Sadiq Khan said in a Sunday Op-Ed.
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London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit: Observer
Yahoo News - about 1 month
London mayor Sadiq Khan has called for another referendum on Britain's European Union membership, adding his backing to an idea known as a "People's Vote". Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29. The intervention in favor of a second referendum from Khan, a senior member of Britain's opposition Labour Party, will put more pressure on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to also support the second referendum idea.
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Bikini-clad balloon of anti-Trump London Mayor Sadiq Khan takes flight
Fox News - about 2 months
Londoners protesting anti-Trump Mayor Sadiq Khan launched a balloon over Parliament Square, more than a month after Khan gave the OK to a “Trump baby” balloon during Trump’s visit to the U.K. in July.
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Sadiq Khan balloon: giant 29ft blimp of London Mayor in yellow bikini is flown at Parliament - Evening Standard
Google News - about 2 months
Evening Standard Sadiq Khan balloon: giant 29ft blimp of London Mayor in yellow bikini is flown at Parliament Evening Standard A giant balloon depicting London Mayor Sadiq Khan wearing a bright yellow bikini has been inflated and flown at Parliament. A small crowd gathered in Westminster to watch the blimp take to the skies in Parliament Square on Saturday morning. Organisers ... Sadiq Khan balloon takes flight in LondonThe Guardian Sadiq Khan balloon: Small crowd gathers to watch £58k blimp of London mayor in yellow bikiniThe Independent Sadiq Khan bikini balloon launched in LondonBBC News Belfast Telegraph -Daily Mail -Express.co.uk -New York Times all 206 news articles »
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A Blimp Resembling a Bikini-Clad Sadiq Khan Will Be Allowed to Fly Over London
Yahoo News - about 2 months
It imitates a blimp that flew during President Trump's visit to London in July
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Sadiq Khan blimp 'set to tour UK' after fund nears £75k target,' reveals man behind scheme - Evening Standard
Google News - about 2 months
Evening Standard Sadiq Khan blimp 'set to tour UK' after fund nears £75k target,' reveals man behind scheme Evening Standard A giant inflatable effigy of Sadiq Khan could be sent on a UK-wide tour after raising an excess of funds ahead of its maiden flight in London. Yanny Bruere, who organised the blimp's creation, told the Standard that he plans to send the huge balloon ... Sadiq Khan bikini blimp to fly over central LondonThe Guardian Sadiq Khan blimp to fly over London one month after Donald Trump balloon stuntSky News Giant balloon depicting London mayor Sadiq Khan in bikini to fly over cityTelegraph.co.uk Express.co.uk -Metro -Washington Post -The Independent all 164 news articles »
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Don't phase out solar panel subsidies, Sadiq Khan urges ministers
Guardian (UK) - about 2 months
London mayor challenges move to axe tariffs and discounts for householders installing solar PV Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has embarked on a lobbying drive to persuade the government to keep the subsidies for household solar power. Khan has made solar one of the key planks of his energy policy, supporting community solar projects and negotiating collective solar installations for homeowners in the capital. Continue reading...
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Sadiq Khan wants to restrict number of Uber drivers in London
Guardian (UK) - 2 months
London mayor says cap on new licences would mean less congestion The London mayor is seeking powers to limit the number of Uber drivers operating in the capital, blaming a surge in private hire drivers for the city’s increasing congestion and pollution. Sadiq Khan said a cap on new licences was an urgent and necessary step. But unlike New York, which announced a cap last week, he is unable to impose restrictions. Continue reading...
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Johnson accuses London mayor of 'abject failure' to tackle knife crime - Belfast Telegraph
Google News - 3 months
Belfast Telegraph Johnson accuses London mayor of 'abject failure' to tackle knife crime Belfast Telegraph Boris Johnson has said Sadiq Khan needs to take responsibility for knife crime in London. He described it as a “scandal” that the murder rate in the city was higher than in New York earlier this year. The former foreign secretary accused the Mayor of ... Sadiq Khan told to 'get a grip' by Boris Johnson as he blames London crime on police cutsExpress.co.uk Boris Johnson plunges into furious row with Sadiq Khan as he blames London mayor for knife crime surgeMirror.co.uk Boris Johnson blasts 'pathetic' Sadiq Khan and says he's failing to beat London crime wave and blaming othersThe Sun all 39 news articles »
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Trump Targets London’s Mayor, Sadiq Khan. How Fair Are His Criticisms?
NYTimes - 3 months
President Trump again denounced Mr. Khan’s record on crime and terrorism. It seemed more of a personal attack than a policy point.
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London mayor responds to Trump
CNN - 3 months
London Mayor Sadiq Khan tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour he doesn't understand why President Donald Trump is bothered by the protests against him.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sadiq Khan
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  • 2016
    Age 46
    He later won the award in February 2016.
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    In June 2016 he ordered TfL to ban any advertising on its network that was deemed to engage in body shaming and the demeaning of women.
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    In August 2016, Khan declared his support for Owen Smith's bid to oust Jeremy Corbyn as Labour Party leader.
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    Following the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, Khan attended a vigil in Old Compton Street, Soho, and insisted that he would "will do everything in his power to ensure that LGBT Londoners feel safe in every part of our city"; later that month he marched in the LGBT Pride London parade.
    While fasting for the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in 2016, Khan declared that he would use the period as an opportunity to help "break down the mystique and suspicion" surrounding Islam in Britain and help to "get out there and build bridges" between communities, organising iftars to be held at synagogues, churches, and mosques.
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    Khan's tally in the 2016 election gave him the largest personal mandate of any politician in the history of the United Kingdom, and the third largest personal mandate of any politician in Europe (behind the presidents of France and Portugal).
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    On 9 May 2016, Khan resigned as an MP by his appointment to the ancient office of Crown Steward and Bailiff of The Three Chiltern Hundreds, a customary practice in the UK.
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    He resigned as MP for Tooting on 9 May 2016.
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    Khan was elected Mayor of London in the 2016 mayoral election, succeeding Conservative Party Mayor Boris Johnson.
  • 2015
    Age 45
    In November 2015, Sadiq Khan made a promise to freeze all London's Tube, train and bus fares for four years if elected Mayor.
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    In September 2015, Khan won the selection, polling 37.5% of the first round vote with former minister Dame Tessa Jowell in second place on 29.7%.
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    In May 2015, he declared his intention to become the Labour Party's mayoral candidate.
  • 2013
    Age 43
    In 2013, Sadiq Khan appeared on a number of speaker platforms and in the press discussing the 2016 London mayoral election, and was quoted in the London Evening Standard saying he would consider running for Mayor of London to succeed Boris Johnson.
    After running Ed Miliband's successful leadership campaign, Khan was previously rewarded with the senior roles of Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Justice Secretary. He was advanced as Shadow Minister for London, in addition to his other responsibilities, in 2013.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 40
    In the wake of Labour's 2010 election defeat, Acting Leader Harriet Harman appointed Khan Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.
    In March 2010, Khan publicly stated that for a second successive year he would not be taking a pay rise as an MP or Minister, declaring "At a time when many people in Tooting and throughout the country are having to accept pay freezes I don't think it's appropriate for MPs to accept a pay rise."
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    The first incident concerned letters sent out before the 2010 General Election which were ruled to have the "unintentional effect of promoting his return to office", the second a £2,550 repayment for Christmas, Eid, and birthday cards for constituents, dating back to 2006.
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    In 2010, Khan was re-elected as the MP for Tooting despite a swing against his party of 3.6% and a halving of his previous majority.
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  • 2009
    Age 39
    In 2009, he became the first Muslim to attend Cabinet upon his appointment as Minister of State for Transport.
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    In the House of Commons in January 2009, Khan criticised the Pope for the rehabilitation of Bishop Richard Williamson following his remarks about the Holocaust, a move he described as "highly unsavoury" and of "great concern".
  • 2008
    Age 38