Sadiq Khan is the Member of Parliament for Tooting, where he has lived all his life. He was first elected on 5th May 2005, and was re-elected on 6th May 2010.
He is currently Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (with responsibility for political and constitutional reform), having been elected to the Labour Party’s Shadow Cabinet in October 2010. He was Ed Miliband’s campaign manager in his successful leadership bid in 2010.
He previously served as Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, and as Minister of State for Transport and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under the last government.
In June 2009 Sadiq was appointed to the Privy Council and asked to attend Cabinet meetings. He was both the first Asian and first Muslim MP to attend Cabinet.
Before becoming an MP Sadiq Khan was a leading Human Rights solicitor.