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Sadiq has been Mayor of London since May 2016. Prior to becoming Mayor, Sadiq was the MP for Tooting, serving as a Cabinet Minister from 2009, and as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice from May 2010. Before joining Parliament, Sadiq worked as a partner in a law firm, specialising in human rights.

In his first two years as Mayor, Sadiq has frozen tube and bus fares, delivered the ‘Hopper’ bus fare, Night Tube and Night Overground services, announced the first ever City Hall programme dedicated to supporting council housing, and introduced a new Violence Reduction Unit and Young Londoners Fund to help tackle the causes of violent crime.

The Department for Culture Media and Sport

Conference

09.00–19.00 16 November 2015 | Venue: Royal Institution

London Conference 2015 The London Conference 2016 came six months before London’s mayoral election. It explored the challenges facing London and what the new Mayor should do to tackle these.