London Mayor Sadiq Khan to do jury duty

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he will be taking a two-week break from office to go on jury d...

Posted: Sep 28, 2018 2:42 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2018 2:42 PM

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that he will be taking a two-week break from office to go on jury duty starting Monday.

In a message on the official Mayor of London Facebook page, Khan said he will attend court in the day and spend his evenings working.

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"From Monday, I'll be fulfilling my civic duty as a juror, having been selected for jury service," Khan wrote Friday.

"Jurors have a vital role in our legal system, and it's important that everyone eligible plays their part. Jury service depends on people from all backgrounds giving up their time, and when a jury reaches a verdict, it is not only making a decision that affects the defendant, but also one that impacts upon the victim and the communities in which they live.

"Although I'll be on duty from Monday, I've made arrangements to stay in contact with City Hall and my team of Deputy Mayors throughout, and will work as usual in the evenings and on any days where I am not required for jury service."

Earlier on Friday, the Conservative Party announced Shaun Bailey as its candidate to challenge Khan in the 2020 mayoral election.

Khan will stand as the Labour Party candidate after receiving the support of the party earlier this month.

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