Khan's rise from London housing estate to city hall

Sadiq Khan (R) and his wife Saadiya pose for photographers as they leave a polling station in south LondonLondon’s new mayor Sadiq Khan has gone from a public housing estate in the British capital to running the city, a remarkable rise for the Pakistani immigrant bus driver’s son. After a campaign that saw his main rival try to establish links between Khan and Islamist extremists, the Labour Party candidate now faces the task of bringing London’s diverse communities together to keep it on its perch as a top world city. Born in London in 1970 to parents who had recently arrived from Pakistan, Khan was the fifth child out of seven brothers and one sister.

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