Sadiq Khan, former MP and current Mayor of London, has quit one of his political positions and triggered a Parliamentary by-election as he resigned as the Labour MP for Tooting. It still remains unclear as to why he has stepped down. A lot of anger and debate was initially revealed when he was appointed as the new Mayor as he is religiously Islamic. As the UK is profoundly based upon Christianity and its values, this decision representing him as our Mayor undoubtedly caused controversy. Perhaps it was this controversy that pressurized him to quit as an MP for Tooting after being one from 2005 to 2016. Sadiq Khan is also a member of the labour party.

He was born in London to a working-class British Pakistani family and studied Law at the University of North London. Always being passionate about politics he was previously a big member of Labour leader Ed Miliband, serving as his Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Minister for London.

However things can’t have been going so well for the former MP of Tooting. He has followed the same footsteps as Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson, both of which resigned too as MPs after being elected to City Hall.

What does the Bible say about quitting? Acts 20:24 says, “But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.”

Meanwhile, Sadiq has rejected an offer from Donald Trump to make the new London mayor an “exception” to a ban on Muslims travelling to the United States should he be elected as President in November’s election.

Speaking in London, he described Trump’s views of Islam as ignorant; he said that Trump’s views were arrogant of Islam and the Islamic followers, saying they “could make both our countries less safe.”

Trump has always supported the idea of Sadiq become the new Mayor of London and that if he does a good job, indeed, it will be a “terrific thing”.

Only time will tell but lets hope and pray that the people of our country are happy and content with decisions being made in the future about our political realm, as all has an effect on our society. Put the PEOPLES best interest at heart, Please.

2 Peter 3:9 says “The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”

 

Written by Gemma Smith