Shadow Secretary of State for Justice
“Mosaic is supported by inspirational role models and by hundreds of dedicated volunteers, who have been motivated by HRH The Prince of Wales’ mission for Mosaic. Mosaic’s efforts are making a significant impact in helping young people in deprived communities to make the most of their potential, contributing in a very real way to improving social mobility. I am proud to support Mosaic’s work.”
Sadiq Khan is the Member of Parliament for Tooting, where he has lived all his life.
In October 2010 he became the first ever BAME politician to be elected to the Labour Party’s Shadow Cabinet, and was then the youngest member of Ed Miliband’s Shadow Cabinet. He is Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice.
He was previously Shadow Secretary of State for Transport and served in various ministerial roles in the last government. In 2009, he was appointed to the Privy Council. He was the first Asian and the first Muslim to attend Cabinet. He was also the first ever MP of Islamic faith elected in London, the first Muslim minister, as well as being the first British Minister to go on Hajj.
He is a winner of various awards including ‘Newcomer of the Year’ by the Spectator Magazine Parliamentarian of the Year awards 2005, runner-up in Channel 4’s ‘Rising Star’ award, been described as ‘one to watch’ by both The Independent and The New Statesman.
Before becoming an MP Sadiq was a leading human rights solicitor, Chair of Liberty, and a visiting lecturer at the University of North London. He was also an elected Councillor in Wandsworth for 12 years. In 1994 as a 23 year old he was the youngest councillor in London.
He is the Governor of two primary schools, including the primary school he attended as a child. He is married with two lovely daughters.