London mayoral contenders Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith net accolades at MP awards

Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan both proved their mayoral mettle this week by scooping prestigious parliamentary awards.

Mr Goldsmith bagged the Overall MP of the Year accolade but Mr Khan also proved popular when he was crowned People’s Choice Award for MP of the Year.

Both received the awards on Wednesday from the Patchwork Foundation for their work representing minority communities across Britain.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “A proud son of a bus driver, to human rights lawyer to the destroyer of glass ceilings – Sadiq is someone who personifies aspirations.”

In the other corner, Prime Minister David Cameron praised the not-for-profit political organisation and backed Mr Goldsmith.

Zac Goldsmith Patchwork Mp awards
MP OF THE YEAR: Zac Goldsmith wins award at Patchwork Foundation event

He said: “I know how hard Zac works, not just in his constituency, but in supporting under-represented communities across the country.”

He also commended International Development Secretary, and Conservative MP of the year, Ms Greening for her work with Somalian communities tackling FGM and forced marriages.

Justine Greening MP award Patchwork
CAMPAIGNER: Justine Greening was honoured for her work with Somalian communities

The awards encourage under-represented communities to connect with the political process and honour MPs from all parties who have made a difference.

Other winners include Labour Party MP of the Year Chuka Umunna and Carshalton MP Tom Brake who was runner-up MP of the Year.

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