Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to be guest of honour at Board of Deputies annual dinner

The Board of Deputies of British Jews today confirmed that the guest of honour at the 2018 President’s Dinner, on Monday November 5, will be the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

Sadiq was elected Mayor in May 2016, and has since developed close and supportive links with the UK Jewish community. Before becoming Mayor, he served as a minister in the Labour government of Gordon Brown, and as MP for Tooting.

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl said: “We are delighted that Sadiq Khan has accepted our invitation to be the guest of honour at our annual President’s Dinner. Sadiq has been very supportive of our community, speaking out on Labour’s antisemitism crisis and calling for the proscription of Hezbollah. Nobody will forget that Sadiq’s very first engagement as Mayor was to attend the community’s Yom Hashoah commemoration. At this challenging time for our community we can think of no one better to address the community’s hopes and concerns.”



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