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.”

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