Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Minister of State for Transport

Image: Sadiq Khan MP, Under Secretary of State for Transport.

Biography

Sadiq Khan has been appointed as the Minister of State for Transport on 8 June 2009.

This follows his tenures as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and as a Minister in the Government Whip's Office where he had special responsibility for managing Ministry of Justice legislation. Previously he was the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Honourable Jack Straw MP, who was then Leader of the House of Commons. Sadiq was a member of the prestigious Public Accounts Select Committee between 2005 and 2007.

Sadiq was a Human Rights solicitor before entering parliament. He also co-founded a Human Rights firm and was chair of Liberty (NCCL) for many years. He was also a visiting lecturer at University of North London and London Metropolitan University, and is a former governor of South Thames FE College.

Sadiq is a Governor of two primary schools including the one he attended as a child (since 1993) and the country's first purpose built Islamic ethos primary school (since 2004).

Sadiq was a Councillor for Tooting ward in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 until 2006 and was made an honorary Alderman in 2006.

Sadiq was born in St George's Hospital in Tooting in 1970. 

Sadiq is an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club and Surrey County Cricket Club respectively.

Mr Khan is married and has two daughters.

Responsibilities

  • Leading on transport business in the Commons
  • City and Regional networks, including London and Crossrail
  • Environment and climate change
  • Europe

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E-mail: sadiq.khan@dft.gsi.gov.uk

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