Tooting MP Sadiq Khan 'not going anywhere' despite London Mayor rumours
Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has played down rumours he has ambitions to run for London Mayor in 2016.
The shadow justice secretary was quoted in an interview with the Evening Standard that he would be tempted to replace current Mayor Boris Johnson.
But when questioned by the Wandsworth Guardian about his political ambitions, he clarified his position and said his loyalty was to his constituents.
Mr Khan said: “Tooting is my home and I love representing the people of Tooting in Parliament.
“It’s very flattering to be talked about as the next Mayor of London, but I’m not going anywhere.”
Last year it was revealed that Tessa Jowell and David Lammy were among the contenders, along with Mr Khan, for the 2016 mayoral contest.
Earlier this week it emerged that comedian Eddie Izzard had thrown his hat in to the mayoral ring by announcing he would run for the post in the 2020 elections.
Mr Izzard was greeted with cheers when he told the Labour List rally at the party conference in Brighton.
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