Sadiq Khan – Background

Last few months have been rough and tumble for Khan, first with handling the terrorist attacks, the row with Trump, and now with handling the Grenfell fires. But he’s been a fighter all his life.

“Khan grew up in public housing in Tooting, an ethnically mixed residential area in south London, and slept in a bunkbed until he was 24.

Khan regularly recalls how his father drove one of London’s famous red buses, and his mother was a seamstress. One of his brothers is a motor mechanic.

He is a handy boxer, having learnt the sport to defend himself in the streets against those who hurled racist abuse at him, and two of his brothers are boxing coaches. He also ran the London Marathon in 2014.”

Complex view of role of new Sikh MPs

Though new desi MP’s formal responsibility is to the UK, the Sikh community may also have certain expectations

“Sikhs find themselves constantly trying to reconcile Guru inspired principles that demand they work to establish equality and liberty for all, with a system that is not only built on the exploits of its colonial past, for which it has yet to deliver any redemption, but also in recognition of the knowledge that only 33 years ago the very same establishment for whom they now work, colluded with the Indian government to attack the epicenter of the Sikh world.”

Preet Gill’s Father

“Gill said the main issues she wants to tackle now are funding cuts to schools, the state of the NHS and the threats to police budgets.

While Theresa May has made it about Brexit, my number one priority is the education cuts which are so detrimental to primary and secondary schools.”