Sadiq Khan

The Evening Standard's Labour mayoral hustings at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Could a row with Uber be taxi for a London mayoral candidate?

27 August 2015 16:48

One of the striking things about the contest in Labour for the mayoral candidacy is how many of the candidates are keen to admonish private taxi firm Uber. Sadiq Khan… Continue reading

Jeremy Corbyn speaks outside the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, during his campaign.

Jeremy Corbyn signals the return of Labour’s Heathrow wars

24 August 2015 15:37

Quelle surprise, Jeremy Corbyn has come out against a third runway at Heathrow. The Labour leadership favourite has indicated in an interview with the FT that under him, the party… Continue reading

Sadiq Khan takes part in the 2014 London Marathon on April 13, 2014 in London, England.

Sadiq Khan: the man who can beat Zac Goldsmith in London?

17 August 2015 17:28

The dynamics of Labour’s other ongoing election appear to be shifting. While Tessa Jowell remains the favourite to be the party’s candidate for the 2016 London Mayoral election, Sadiq Khan… Continue reading

Well Cooked Poultry Safe Despite Bird Flu Fears

Sadiq Khan gets in a flap over fried chicken

6 August 2015 15:42

As the MP for Tooting, Sadiq Khan represents a constituency that is home to the largest Chicken Cottage in Europe. Not that he seemed proud of this fact at last… Continue reading

Diane Abbott

Jeremy Corbyn appears to endorse Diane Abbott for London Mayor (again)

6 August 2015 13:39

Last week Diane Abbott was caught in a sticky situation after her campaign sent out a text to supporters that was allegedly from Jeremy Corbyn. It claimed that the Labour leadership… Continue reading

The Evening Standard's Labour mayoral hustings at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Personalities, backstories and the threat of Zac dominate Labour’s London mayoral race

6 August 2015 8:43

The Evening Standard hosted a hustings for Labour’s mayoral candidacy last night and it appears the contest is being fought more over clichés than anything else. The six candidates opened by extolling their love… Continue reading

Jeremy Corbyn (image: PA).

Jeremy Corbyn is definitely not what Labour voters want

15 June 2015 14:20

The clock struck noon and it was if the past 32 years had never happened. Veteran Left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn had, with seconds to spare, got the necessary 35 nominations… Continue reading

Unlocking the Brain

Cage offered ‘Radical Chic’ to modern liberals

3 March 2015 16:28

In the 1970s it was called ‘Radical Chic’: the toe-curling tendency of well-heeled liberals to consort with revolutionaries in the hope that the glamour of violence would rub off. The… Continue reading

Prime Minister David Cameron Visits Wormwood Scrubs Prison And Makes A Speech On Criminal Justice

Labour should stop whipping up fears about our prisons. They created Britain’s only recent prison crisis

1 August 2014 17:56

Sadiq Khan, the Shadow Justice Secretary, took to these pages earlier to claim that ‘This Government’s disastrous prisons policy is putting the public at risk.’ He’s been trying to claim… Continue reading

Sadiq Khan and Ed Miliband. Image: Getty

Labour’s mixed up views on race and diversity are driving voters away

31 May 2014 13:28

In the past few weeks, Sadiq Khan has made a couple of interventions that show how hopelessly confused the Labour Party is on issues of race and diversity – and Ukip… Continue reading

Charing Cross Hospital

How did Labour manage to take control of Cameron’s ‘flagship’ London council?

28 May 2014 12:22

After a formidable campaign run by Shadow London Minister Sadiq Khan, Labour took four out of eight Euro seats. Redbridge, Croydon, Merton, Harrow – none typically thought of as Labour boroughs… Continue reading

Labour ought to take the London mayoralty in 2016. Here is the form thus far. (Image: Getty)

A look at Labour’s London line-up

8 January 2014 10:04

The open primary to choose the 2016 Labour candidate for London Mayor is a dot on horizon; but speculation is underway. Mr Steerpike has been reading the form. Tessa Jowell,… Continue reading

Commuters have survived the advent of the Oyster card. But Labour says that the onset of more ticket machines will have a ‘devastating effect’ on commuters.

Ignore Labour’s rage against the machines

13 August 2013 12:01

Two months ago I walked into the railway station at Biarritz. Without thinking I headed to the ticket machine on the concourse, pressed the small Union Jack on the touchscreen,… Continue reading

Sadiq Khan's response to Charles Moore's article on Islamic extremism exposes a root of the problem. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Sadiq Khan has unwittingly highlighted the problem of Islamic extremism

24 June 2013 12:46

Sadiq Khan MP had a piece in the Telegraph last week attacking an excellent piece by Charles Moore in the same paper the Saturday before. In his piece Sadiq makes a… Continue reading

Sadiq Khan MP has had his life threatened for supporting gay marriage. PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

The threats to Sadiq Khan remind us of the dangers that many MPs face

18 February 2013 17:23

Such is the audacity of extreme Islamists that we now have the remarkable situation where a Muslim member of parliament, Sadiq Khan, is being told by the police to review… Continue reading

mansion tax

The taxing question Labour can’t answer

17 February 2013 13:13

The details of Labour’s mansion tax proposal remain, to put it politely, sketchy. Here’s the exchange between Andrew Neil and Sadiq Khan on the Sunday Politics on how Labour would… Continue reading


Lib-Lab bonding over legal aid

17 April 2012 15:59

The Legal Aid Bill limps back to the Commons this afternoon, having had a rough ride through the upper chamber where the Lords inflicted 11 defeats on the government. And… Continue reading


Labour wants to be the party of law and order

27 September 2011 11:33

Andy Coulson was right to worry about the coalition’s law and order policies: Labour is trying to outflank the government from the right. Sadiq Khan and Yvette Cooper have cut… Continue reading


Boundary review leaked

12 September 2011 15:54

The Boundary review, which was embargoed, has been leaked. Here are some immediate headlines from the proposals: George Osborne’s Tatton seat appears to have been abolished, though you imagine he’ll… Continue reading


Miliband tries to explain himself

20 May 2011 9:46

As the weekend drifts closer, there is a case that Ed Miliband has just enjoyed his best week as Labour leader. Not really from anything he has done — although… Continue reading


Ken Clarke contra mundum

8 March 2011 16:53

What to make of Sadiq Khan and Ken Clarke? As Pete has noted, Khan (and Ed Miliband) empathises with Ken Clarke’s instincts. But, as Sunder Katwala illustrates, Khan’s support is… Continue reading


Khan comes to Ken Clarke’s support (kinda)

7 March 2011 9:08

When it comes to the overall sway of British politics, Sadiq Khan’s article for the Guardian is probably the most important of the day. We’ve heard Ed Miliband say before… Continue reading


Khan to Miliband: What life experience do you have?

5 January 2011 11:55

Ok, not quite. But this snippet from GQ’s interview with Shadow Justice Secretary Sadiq Khan is almost a description of Ed Miliband’s rise to the Labour leadership: "One of my… Continue reading