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Sadiq Khan

British Labour politician, Mayor of London

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Sadiq Khan: British Labour politician, Mayor of London
Sadiq Aman Khan is a British politician who has served as the Mayor of London since 2016. He was previously a Member of Parliament (MP) for Tooting from 2005 until 2016. A member of the Labour Party, Khan is on the party's soft left and has been ideologically characterised as a social democrat.

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‘Do the right thing for our city’ – Khan pleads with Londoners [Video]

‘Do the right thing for our city’ – Khan pleads with Londoners

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has told Londoners who are being asked to make“monumental sacrifices” in the incoming local lockdown to “ignore Governmentpoliticians” who have flouted coronavirus..

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Sadiq Khan says London will move into Tier 2 restrictions [Video]

Sadiq Khan says London will move into Tier 2 restrictions

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he expects the government to announce that London will shortly be moving into Tier 2 of coronavirus restrictions. MPs in the capital have been told the capital will move..

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London mayor expecting Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions for capital [Video]

London mayor expecting Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions for capital

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said that he expects the capital to be moved intothe Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions. Mr Khan told the London Assembly: “Finalconversations with ministers are ongoing..

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Mayor: London heading for Tier 2 restrictions in a few days [Video]

Mayor: London heading for Tier 2 restrictions in a few days

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said that it is likely the capital will pass a "trigger point" to enter the higher Tier 2 coronavirus restrictions in the "next few days". Report by Blairm. Like us on..

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Khan urges Government to tackle inequalities leading to minority Covid-19 deaths [Video]

Khan urges Government to tackle inequalities leading to minority Covid-19 deaths

Black people are at almost twice the risk of dying from Covid-19 than whitepeople, a new study commissioned by London Mayor Sadiq Khan has found. Mr Khanis urging the Government to tackle the..

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Cressida Dick pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ Matt Ratana [Video]

Cressida Dick pays tribute to ‘extraordinary’ Matt Ratana

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick has paid tribute to police officer Matt Ratana, describing him as a "larger than life" character and an "extraordinary person". Mr Dick, Home Secretary..

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Khan on police practices after fatal shooting of officer [Video]

Khan on police practices after fatal shooting of officer

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has responded to a question about police practices during a statement outside New Scotland Yard. It comes after a police officer was shot dead by a man who was being detained..

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London mayor pays tribute to police officer killed in Corydon [Video]

London mayor pays tribute to police officer killed in Corydon

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan makes a statement outside New Scotland Yardfollowing the fatal shooting of a police officer in Croydon. The incidentoccurred in the early hours of Friday morning.

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Minute’s silence held for fallen police officer [Video]

Minute’s silence held for fallen police officer

Home Secretary Priti Patel, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, have observed a minute's silence for the police officer who was tragically killed in..

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London mayor calls on PM to work with him on coronavirus [Video]

London mayor calls on PM to work with him on coronavirus

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on the prime minister to invite him to Tuesday's Cobra meeting and "work together" to tackle Covid-19. Boris Johnson will chair a Cobra emergency committee, which..

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City workers react to a possible London lockdown [Video]

City workers react to a possible London lockdown

Workers in the City of London today gave their verdict on the possibility of a lockdown in the capital. Mayor Sadiq Khan will meet with local London council leaders today to discuss possible new..

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Mayor confirms London New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled [Video]

Mayor confirms London New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has confirmed that the New Year's Eve fireworks will not be taking place in the capital this year due to coronavirus, but there will be a 'spectacular event' that people can..

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Sadiq Khan concerned by government’s testing system [Video]

Sadiq Khan concerned by government’s testing system

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has expressed concern over the government’s current testing system. Speaking at an event at Wimbledon, the mayor said that the government needs to “at last get a grip..

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Sadiq Khan concerned by Government's testing programme [Video]

Sadiq Khan concerned by Government's testing programme

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says that he is concerned over reports that some ofthe city's residents have been told they would only be able to receiveCovid-19 test if they travelled to the Isle of Wight or..

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Londoners warned against unlicensed Carnival events [Video]

Londoners warned against unlicensed Carnival events

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned people not to attend unlicensed music events over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate Notting Hill Carnival. For the first time in its 54 year history, the..

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Sadiq Khan calls on Government to extend furlough scheme [Video]

Sadiq Khan calls on Government to extend furlough scheme

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan calls on the Chancellor Rishi Sunak to followFrance and Germany and entend the furlough scheme, or "hundreds of thousands"of Londoners face losing their job.

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Sadiq Khan condemns 'draconian' conditions of TfL rescue

Sadiq Khan says Londoners face a "triple whammy" of higher costs in the government's rescue plan.
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Covid: London 10pm curfew should be scrapped, mayor says

Sadiq Khan says the 10pm curfew "does not make sense" and puts hospitality venues at risk.
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London to go on Covid-19 watchlist as cases rise

Mayor Sadiq Khan says the city is at "a worrying tipping point" as cases rise across the boroughs.
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Covid restrictions in London 'increasingly likely'

Mayor Sadiq Khan says he is concerned by evidence showing the spread of the virus is "accelerating".
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Coronavirus: London's New Year's Eve fireworks cancelled

Mayor Sadiq Khan says "we simply can't afford to have numbers of people congregating".
BBC News - Published

London schools could close when temperatures hit 30C as climate change fuels increase in extreme weather

Lesson times should be brought forward to avoid hottest part of day during heatwaves, Sadiq Khan's office recommends in new guidance aimed at adapting capital to impacts of climate crisis
Independent - Published

Conservatives accuse Sadiq Khan of 'misleading' on City Hall move savings

Mayor Sadiq Khan says moving London's government from City Hall to Newham will save £11m a year.
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Government planning reforms will make it harder to build affordable homes, Sadiq Khan warns

Government wants to abolish section 106 powers responsible for half of social housing construction
Independent - Published

Sadiq Khan proposes priority access to housing for key workers like nurses and teachers

Key worker housing could make a comeback in the capital
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London's mayor proposes key workers get priority for cheaper housing

Sadiq Khan launches a consultation asking which occupations could be prioritised for cheaper homes.
BBC News - Published

Government did not tell Sadiq Khan of plan to seal off London in case of coronavirus outbreak

'War game' suggested motorway would be boundary in event of Covid-19 outbreak
Independent - Published

'Astonishing': Sadiq Khan says Boris Johnson has not spoken to him for months

Sadiq Khan has accused the prime minister of not having spoken to him for months during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Footage of officer 'kneeling on neck' investigated

London Mayor Sadiq Khan expresses concern about video of the "distressing arrest" in Islington.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan urges voters to register for postal vote in order to take part in future elections

Exclusive: London mayor sees 'early voters' as key to victory in postponed City Hall poll in May 2021
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Sadiq Khan plans to move office as coronavirus leaves £500m black hole in London's finances

Consultation begins on leaving iconic City Hall site on south bank of Thames
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London churches 'could close' due to congestion charge

Faith leaders in London write to Sadiq Khan for exemptions to the new congestion charge rules.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan urges Boris Johnson to make face masks compulsory in shops

Face coverings 'need to become a more regular part of our day-to-day life', says London mayor
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Masks in shops 'must be compulsory', London mayor says

In a letter to the prime minister, Sadiq Khan says the UK is "lagging behind other countries".
BBC News - Published

Sadiq Khan takes 10% pay cut and urges Boris Johnson to bail out bankrupt councils

Local authorities are facing huge budget pressures due to coronavirus
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Face masks will be 'new normal' for another year, says Sadiq Khan

New rules mean it is now compulsory for people in England to wear a face covering while using public transport
Independent - Published

Parliament Square statues boarded up because of threat from far-right extremists, Sadiq Khan says

Mayor of London says right-wingers planning to remove statues of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi
Independent - Published

London statues with slavery links 'should be taken down'

Mayor Sadiq Khan says the capital has "an uncomfortable truth" with historical links to slavery.
BBC News - Published

Sadiq Khan will review all monuments in London to ensure they reflect city's diversity

'I'm all in favour of our city reflecting the values that we have and also the diversity of our city'
Independent - Published

London's statues from 'bygone' imperial past to be reviewed, mayor says

London mayor Sadiq Khan has ordered a review of the capital's statues and street names after the toppling of the statue of an English slave trader by anti-racism protesters triggered a debate about the..
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Sadiq Khan breaks Labour ranks to call for Brexit transition extension after coronavirus disruption

Mayor of London says coronavirus means talks need more time
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Coronavirus: London mayor Sadiq Khan considering making face masks mandatory on public transport

Mayor mulling using powers to make coverings compulsory even if central government will not
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Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan 'very cautious' about lockdown easing

London mayor urges government to get contact-tracing programme up and running before lifting any more restrictions
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Piers Morgan criticises Sadiq Khan for fact some key workers must pay congestion charge despite being told to avoid public transport

'You're really going to charge essential workers £100 a week to use their car during a crisis of this magnitude,' asks GMB presenter
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Sadiq Khan accuses government over 'misleading' bailout statement

Sadiq Khan claims the government made a "misleading" statement about the reason for the TfL bailout.
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Coronavirus: TfL reveals 20 busiest Tube stations 'to avoid'

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says using public transport should remain "a lost resort".
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Last-minute Tube rescue deal means fare hikes for London passengers

Mayor Sadiq Khan says government waited until eleventh hour to avert financial crunch for London's transport authority
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Transport for London secures emergency £1.6bn bailout

Sadiq Khan had warned that transport services would have to be reduced if a deal was not reached.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Tube bailout needed 'by end of day', Sadiq Khan says

Sadiq Khan warns Transport for London will effectively go bust without a government cash injection.
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London needs emergency bailout to keep Tube and bus services running, Sadiq Khan warns

Coronavirus crisis has cut fare income by over 90 per cent as transport authority spends £600m a month, mayor says
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Coronavirus: London transport 'may run out of money by end of month'

London mayor Sadiq Khan calls on the government to step in, warning services will otherwise be cut.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: London bus travel now free and as passengers told to used middle-doors after 26 TfL staff die from virus

London mayor Sadiq Khan hails 'heroic' transport workers – and says he's heartbroken over bus drivers who have died from Covid-19
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London mayor calls for compulsory face masks on transport

London Mayor Sadiq Khan called on the British government on Friday to make face masks compulsory for people traveling around the capital or shopping.
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: London mayor Sadiq Khan calls for 'compulsory' face masks

Sadiq Khan wants the UK government to follow the likes of New York in changing protection guidelines.
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UK nowhere near lifting coronavirus lockdown: London mayor

Britain is nowhere near lifting the lockdown measures it put in place to tackle the spread of the coronavirus as the peak is still more than a week away, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus: London 'nowhere near lifting the lockdown', Sadiq Khan says as capital may not hit peak for 10 days

'We're still am afraid on a daily basis seeing too many people losing their lives,' says London mayor
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: Five London bus workers die, union confirms

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, described the deaths as "devastating".
BBC News - Published

'Too many people are not staying at home': Sadiq Khan pleads with Londoners amid coronavirus lockdown

London mayor's comments come following footage of crowded tube platform
Independent - Published

Coronavirus: London warned to expect 'large number' of deaths

Mayor Sadiq Khan says temporary mortuaries are to be set up to cope with coronavirus fatalities.
BBC News - Published

'I'm a key worker, I don't want to get ill!': London mayor Sadiq Khan criticised as Tube packed for third day of lockdown

'Come on Mayor Sadiq Khan — you must run enough trains for people to maintain 2m distancing or they will infect each other and be unable to provide essential work'
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Coronavirus: New Tube restrictions to stop inessential journeys

London mayor Sadiq Khan said the number of Tube passengers fell by a third on Wednesday.
BBC News - Published

Coronavirus: Tube full for second day of lockdown as Matt Hancock and Sadiq Khan squabble over TfL services

'The tube is packed ... get your s*** together TfL,' says NHS worker who looks after cancer patients
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Coronavirus: Sadiq Khan warns 'stop Tube travel or more will die'

Commuters pack into trains for a second day despite the prime minister banning non-essential travel.
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Coronavirus: 'We will infringe civil liberties to save lives,' insists London mayor

Sadiq Khan tells Greater London Assembly: 'We may move to a situation where we move from advice to bans'
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London public transport to run reduced service due to coronavirus

London's public transport will begin operating a reduced service over the next few days because of the spread of coronavirus, the city's mayor Sadiq Khan said on Tuesday.
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