Sadiq Aman Khan (8 October 1970) is a Pakistani-British politician serving as Mayor of London since 2016. A member of the Labour Party, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting from 2005 until 2016; Khan is on the party's soft left and has been ideologically characterised as a social democrat.
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Khan believed that ‘London's transport authority is far too dominated by white men’. Prior to his election as mayor he said in a speech that he ‘will reshape TfL's board. [...] It needs to better reflect London's diversity in the interest of Londoners.’
Khan said that living with terror attacks is 'part and parcel of living in a big city'. Mr Khan told the Evening Standard: 'It is a reality I'm afraid that London, New York, other major cities around the world have got to be prepared for these sorts of things.’
Sadiq Khan was accused of being unfit to become London's next mayor after footage emerged of him describing moderate Muslims of being ‘Uncle Toms’.
Tweeted: ‘Proud to speak at @PinkNews Awards tonight & celebrate the amazing contribution that London’s vibrant LGBT+ community makes to our city’
Khan supports the construction of a Holocaust memorial near the Westminster parliament. Quote from Khan: ‘I therefore urge Westminster City Council not to reject these plans and instead enable this hugely important national Memorial to take its rightful place in the heart of the capital and close to the seat of national government.’
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