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Quote of the week: Sadiq Khan

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"I am a Londoner, I am European, I am British, I am English, I am of Islamic faith, of Asian origin, of Pakistani heritage, a dad, a husband.”

- Sadiq Khan, a British Labour Party politician who was elected Mayor of London in the 2016 mayoral election, succeeding Conservative Party Mayor Boris Johnson.  Khan's election made him the first Muslim to head a major Western capital. He won with the largest personal mandate of any politician in the history of British politics and the third largest personal mandate in Europe.


Quoted in the May 7/8, 2016 print issue of The Financial Times, "London votes against populist tide" written by Conor Sullivan and Jim Packard.  The article was published online under the title "Victory for Sadiq Khan highlights tolerant face of London".

Image by By Labour Party via Wikimedia Commons

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