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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New Zealand's prime minister is unmarried, pregnant and going on maternity leave - NBCNews.com
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NBCNews.com New Zealand's prime minister is unmarried, pregnant and going on maternity leave NBCNews.com WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A verdant island nation at the bottom of the world — one of America's closest allies — may have something to teach the U.S. about the role of women in public life. Women in New Zealand could vote two decades before American ... This country's leader is unmarried, pregnant and going on maternity leave41 NBC News Jacinda Ardern 'infuriated' by comparisons to Donald TrumpThe Guardian Jacinda Ardern, Justin Trudeau and Sadiq Khan join forces for gender equalityStuff.co.nz New Zealand Herald -TVNZ -International Business Times, India Edition -Radio New Zealand all 133 news articles »
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Police cuts 'likely contributed' to rise in violent crime, government report admits - The Week UK
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The Week UK Police cuts 'likely contributed' to rise in violent crime, government report admits The Week UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd today unveils a major crackdown on rising gang violence as a leaked Home Office report says her own department's cuts to police “may have encouraged” violent offenders. See related. Met warns of violent crime surge in London ... Amber Rudd denies seeing leaked violent crime report - live updatesThe Guardian Amber Rudd denies seeing research linking violence surge with police cutsDaily Echo Amber Rudd lays down gauntlet to Sadiq Khan amid London's violent crime EPIDEMICExpress.co.uk The Independent -Financial Times -Telegraph.co.uk -The News all 54 news articles »
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London's mayor wants an NFL team and the Super Bowl
Chicago Times - 25 days
The NFL's experiment with regular season games played in England will continue in 2018, with three October contests to be played at Wembley Stadium and Tottenham Hotspur's new arena in North London. Sadiq Khan, London's mayor, doesn't seem satisfied with that. "My ambition is to have more American...
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan Reads Hate Tweets He Receives In SXSW Speech
Huffington Post - about 1 month
"We simply must do more to protect people online."
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Sadiq Khan Tells The Debrief Why He's Serious About Tackling Sexual Violence - The Debrief
Google News - about 1 month
The Debrief Sadiq Khan Tells The Debrief Why He's Serious About Tackling Sexual Violence The Debrief On Friday the Mayor of London announced a new strategy for dealing with sexual violence and harassment, is it the real deal? How do you solve a problem like sexual harassment and violence against women and girls? Both are already unlawful and yet, one ... London Mayor Sadiq Khan says big tech companies and regulators have failed us allWashington Post Sadiq Khan reveals racist abuse he receives online in SXSW speechEvening Standard London Mayor demands tech firms take greater responsibility for impact they're having on worldCampaignLive Yahoo News -Quartz -City A.M. -ComputerWeekly.com all 77 news articles »
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At SXSW, London Mayor Sadiq Khan To Touch On Policymakers' Role In Tech Revolution
NPR - about 1 month
London Mayor Sadiq Khan will address this year's South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the mayor about the themes of his speech.
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London Mayor Sadiq Khan To Be Joined By HuffPost Editor-In-Chief Lydia Polgreen At SXSW 2018
Huffington Post - about 2 months
London Mayor Sadiq Khan will be joined on stage by HuffPost Editor-in-Chief Lydia Polgreen for an interview and Q&A session
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Finsbury Park attack trial: Darren Osborne hoped to kill Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan at London march - Evening Standard
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Evening Standard Finsbury Park attack trial: Darren Osborne hoped to kill Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan at London march Evening Standard The alleged Finsbury Park attacker has claimed he wanted to kill Jeremy Corbyn and Sadiq Khan, adding the chance to target the latter would be “like winning the lottery”. Darren Osborne said he and two people called Terry Jones and Dave had planned to ... Man accused of Finsbury Park van attack said he was planning to form 'Welsh far-right group'WalesOnline Finsbury Park mosque attack suspect hoped to kill Jeremy CorbynBBC News 'Dave from the pub' blamed for Finsbury Park van attackThe Times Telegraph.co.uk -Express.co.uk -Bristol Post -Sky News all 38 news articles »
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These Trump supporters built a gallows and tried to arrest London's mayor. People laughed at them. - Washington Post
Google News - 3 months
Washington Post These Trump supporters built a gallows and tried to arrest London's mayor. People laughed at them. Washington Post An anti-Islamic nationalist wheeled a homemade gallows into central London, led a group of men into a conference hall and attempted to “arrest” the city's first Muslim mayor as he gave a speech Saturday. The group failed, and was eventually escorted ... Alt-Right Trump Supporters Attempt to 'Arrest' London Mayor Sadiq KhanNewsweek Far-Right Trump Supporters Try to Arrest London MayorDaily Beast SAD KHAN! Protesters Disrupt Mayor's Speech as Londoners Wake Up to Sadiq's 'Sh*thole'Breitbart News AOL -Washington Times -BBC News -The Guardian all 153 news articles »
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Brexit: UK could lose half a million jobs with no deal, says Sadiq Khan - The Guardian
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The Guardian Brexit: UK could lose half a million jobs with no deal, says Sadiq Khan The Guardian Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, said: 'The harder the Brexit, the bigger the potential impact on jobs, growth and living standards.' Photograph: Rex/Shutterstock. Brexit. Brexit: UK could lose half a million jobs with no deal, says Sadiq Khan. Analysis ... London's resilience to save it from worst effects of Brexit, study findsFinancial Times UK could lose 500000 jobs under no-deal hard Brexit, warns Sadiq KhanBelfast Telegraph Sadiq Khan roasted over gloomy Brexit reports - 'You just want to prove your point!'Express.co.uk Evening Standard -Sky News -STV News -Bloomberg all 49 news articles »
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London Mayor Seeks Revival of Public Drinking Fountains
NYTimes - 5 months
Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to lessen the embrace of single-use plastic water bottles, many of which are never recycled.
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London Mayor Seeks Revival of Public Drinking Fountains
NYTimes - 5 months
Mayor Sadiq Khan wants to lessen the embrace of single-use plastic water bottles, many of which are never recycled.
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Labour rocked by major row over silencing of Sadiq Khan at party conference - Evening Standard
Google News - 7 months
Evening Standard Labour rocked by major row over silencing of Sadiq Khan at party conference Evening Standard Labour was today rocked by a major row on the eve of its annual conference over attempts to deny Sadiq Khan a star speaking slot. The key conference committee has said the Mayor should be allowed to address the party faithful. This puts it at odds with ... How could Labour's plans for greater public ownership work?BBC News Labour will hold a winning card if it harnesses the potential of its membersThe Guardian UK businesses book out Labour conference eventFinancial Times The Economist -The Independent -Devon Live -Telegraph.co.uk all 39 news articles »
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Manhunt underway for Parsons Green bomber - London Mayor
Reuters.com - 7 months
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said a manhunt was underway after an improvised bomb was detonated at a west London metro station. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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Windswept Jeremy Corbyn visits Southport beach to crowds of thousands - Liverpool Echo
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Liverpool Echo Windswept Jeremy Corbyn visits Southport beach to crowds of thousands Liverpool Echo Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, Crime Statistics, Local News & Events and much more... Play Video. Video Loading. Video Unavailable. Click to playTap to play. The video will start in 8Cancel. Play now. Jeremy Corbyn to promote Welsh development bank plans during constituency visitsAberdeen Evening Express Labour Party Conference: Sadiq Khan and Andy Burnham face being left off speaker listThe Independent Southport Hospital's future is NOT safe - says Jeremy CorbynSouthport Visiter Blackpool Gazette -BBC News -Belfast Telegraph -City A.M. all 34 news articles »
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Mayor says London's pride parade 'best antidote' to tragedy - Daily Mail
Google News - 10 months
Daily Mail Mayor says London's pride parade 'best antidote' to tragedy Daily Mail LONDON (AP) - London's mayor has called the Pride in London parade the biggest ever and says the celebration provides the "best antidote" to recent tragedies. Sadiq Khan on Saturday told revelers at the gay pride event that the festivities provided ... All the pictures you need to see from the Pride in London paradeBT.com Theresa May sends message of support at Pride in London, then booed on stageGay Star News all 48 news articles »
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 45
    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 44
    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 42
    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 39
    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 38
    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 37
    On Prime Minister Gordon Brown's Cabinet reshuffle of 3 October 2008, Khan was appointed Minister of State for Communities, replacing Parmjit Dhanda, and becoming the second Muslim to serve in HM Government.
    On 3 February 2008, The Sunday Times claimed that a conversation between Khan and prisoner Babar Ahmad – a constituent accused and later convicted of involvement in terrorism – at Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes had been bugged by the Metropolitan Police Anti-Terrorist Branch.
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  • 2007
    Age 36
    Khan had to repay £500 in expenses in 2007 in relation to a newsletter sent to constituents featuring a 'Labour rose', which was deemed to be unduly prominent.
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  • 2006
    Age 35
    In August 2006, he was a signatory of an open letter to Tony Blair criticising UK foreign policy.
  • 2005
    Age 34
    Khan was awarded the "Newcomer of the Year Award" at the 2005 Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards "for the tough-mindedness and clarity with which he has spoken about the very difficult issues of Islamic terror".
    He was elected to Parliament at the 2005 general election.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    Age 23
    Khan married Saadiya Ahmed, a fellow solicitor, in 1994 and has two daughters, Anisah (born 1999) and Ammarah (born 2001).
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    Before entering Parliament, Khan represented Tooting as a Councillor for the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006, and was granted the title of Honorary Alderman of Wandsworth upon his retirement from local politics.
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    He completed the Law Society finals at the College of Law in Guildford. From 1994 to 1997, he was employed as a trainee solicitor and assistant solicitor and from 1997 to 2005, was a partner in the firm Christian Khan with Louise Christian.
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    Joining Labour, Khan was a Councillor for the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006 before being elected MP for Tooting in 2005.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born
    Born on October 8, 1970.
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