Inspiring Story of Sadiq Khan, The First Muslim Mayor of London

By Temitope Omotayo


History was made in London  due to the outcome of the city’s mayoral election, Labor Party’s hopeful, Sadiq Khan defeated  the Conservative Party Candidate, Zac   Goldsmith   with a record number of votes .Khan becomes first Muslim Mayor  of the city.

Sadiq Khan is the son of a London bus driver and a seamstress.He grew up on a government funded housing estate in a poorer area of London..

He was a Human Rights Lawyer who acted against discrimination and other human right infringements.He has also represented served as a Councilor for the London Borough of Wandsworth before becoming a Member of the Parliament  for Tooting and the first Muslim to win election in London.

The 45 year old politician is married to Saadiya Khan and they are   blessed with two children.




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