Sadiq Khan revealed that his campaign to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor of London has the support of 14 London MPs and over 150 councillors. Among the MPs is former Public Accounts Select Committee chair Margaret Hodge, Shadow Justice Minister Andy Slaughter and Rushanara Ali, whom Khan had nominated for deputy leader before she withdrew from the race.
Bethnal Green and Bow’s Labour MP Rushanara Ali said:
“Sadiq knows what is needed to win after leading the Labour local election campaign in London, achieving our best results in the capital in more than 40 years.
“Sadiq is the candidate with the background, determination, ideas and ambitions to achieve for everyone in this great city. He represents what is best about modern London.
“He’s the son of immigrants who came to the capital to make a better life. He grew up on a council estate and went to university, before building a successful career as a lawyer and running his own firm.
“Sadiq knows that the same opportunities that London provided to him are today still denied to too many people.”