“Sadiq Khan was elected Mayor of London in May 2016 winning the largest personal mandate in the history of British politics. Before this, Sadiq had a distinguished Parliamentary career as the Member of Parliament for Tooting, a constituency in south London. He served as a Minister in both the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport under Prime Minister Gordon Brown, becoming the first Muslim to attend Cabinet. He later served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and the Shadow Minister for London.
Sadiq was born and raised in London. Before entering politics, Sadiq studied law at university and went on to work as a respected human rights lawyer for more than 10 years, helping to run a successful law firm. Sadiq was a councilor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006. He continues to live in Tooting with his wife and two daughters.”
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