Sadiq Khan, the child of a transport driver, turned into London’s first Muslim Mayor on Friday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who endeavored to connection him to fanaticism and securing a quite required triumph for his resistance Labor Party.
Londoners voted Labor’s Sadiq Khan as their new Mayor this week. He will be the Muslim Mayor in Europe’s biggest city and the initially chosen Muslim leader of any real European city. Mr. Khan is the city’s first Muslim mayor, after beating Tory Zac Goldsmith by 1, 310,143 votes to 994, 614. Mr. Khan’s victory ends eight years of Conservative control of City Hall. The former Labour MP and minister, 45, becomes London’s third mayor after Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson.
Khan’s status as a perceptive Muslim hasn’t gone unnoticed. Indeed, it has turned out to be a sore subject in the surprisingly sharp fight for London’s top political office, where character legislative issues had bested the thin arrangement contrasts between the competitors. Khan’s supporters blame his opponent, Zac Goldsmith, the child of a tycoon lender, of utilizing “canine shriek” strategies to tar Khan with claims of connections to radicals. Goldsmith penned an article in the Mail on Sunday that recommended that Khan had “over and over legitimized those with fanatic perspectives.”
Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Life:
Born: October 8, 1970 (age 45), Tooting, London, United Kingdom
Spouse: Saadiya Khan (m. 1994)