Sadiq was elected Labour MP for Tooting in London in 2005 and re-elected in 2010 with an increased share of the vote. Between 2010 and May 2015, he has been Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (with responsibility for political and constitutional reform).
In 2013 Sadiq was also appointed as Shadow Minister for London. Sadiq led the London Labour 2014 election campaign, which saw Labour achieve its best election result in London in more than 40 years, gaining over 200 new councillors, holding the 15 Councils Labour ran and taking control of five extra councils – Merton, Harrow, Redbridge, Croydon and Hammersmith and Fulham. Half of London’s MEPs are now Labour.
A lifelong Londoner, Sadiq lives in Tooting, where he was a councillor for over 12 years before becoming an MP, and has been a governor of the primary school he attended as a child for more than two decades. He is married with two daughters.