LONDON Mayor Sadiq Khan has been named the Politician of the Year at an annual awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex for his ongoing contribution to the political life in the British capital.
The annual Political and Public Life Awards presented by Britain’s ‘Asian Voice’ weekly newspaper here on Thursday also recognised UK defence secretary Gavin Williamson as Cabinet Minister of the Year and Indian-origin politician Priti Patel as Conservative Party MP of the Year.
“Our armed forces are made strong by being made up of people of every single community and background… contributing to keep us safe,” said Williamson, on receiving his award.
“I continue to be your public servant,” added Patel, a former UK Cabinet minister.
Pakistan-origin Sadiq Khan, 48, was named ‘Politician of the Year’ at an awards ceremony held in the UK’s House of Commons complex.
Among other winners from the field of politics at the event, now in its 13th year, included Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster, Labour Party MPs Dan Carden and Thelma Walker.