Tooting MP appointed to top Labour committee
7:00am Sunday 3rd June 2012 in News
MP Sadiq Khan has been appointed to the most senior committee in the Labour Party.
The Tooting MP will join the Labour leader Ed Miliband and deputy leader Harriet Harman in the National Executive Committee (NEC) as one of the key front bench representatives.
Mr Khan will be able to have a major say in Labour Party policy making, as the party looks into producing a manifesto for the 2015 general election.
He was selected for the role by Mr Miliband, with the bulk of the group made up of Labour party members and affiliated Trade Unions.
The NEC is responsible for upholding rules of the party, running elections and overseeing candidate selection processes.
Mr Khan will also sit on the National Policy Forum, which develops party policy.
He said: "I’m extremely honoured to have been appointed to this important and prestigious role at the heart of the Labour Party.
"It’s a huge privilege to be have been chosen for this role, and shows the great confidence Ed Miliband has in me to help shape a winning policy agenda for the next General Election."