From right to left: Lavdrim Krashi (the coordinator for Sadiq Khan's campaign with the Albanian Community), Ivana Bartoletti (Labour GLA candidate for Havering and Redbridge), London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Agim Neziri (a distinguished member of the Albanian Community in London)

From right to left: Lavdrim Krashi (the coordinator for Sadiq Khan’s campaign with the Albanian Community), Ivana Bartoletti (Labour GLA candidate for Havering and Redbridge), London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Agim Neziri (a distinguished member of the Albanian Community in London)

By Lavdrim Krashi

Sincere and heartfelt congratulations to Sadiq Khan, our newly elected Labour London Mayor. He will represent the residents of London with a fair and considered approach to the needs of the diverse communities that make up our wonderful city. His task is an important and arduous one and with our support, he will be able to propel our city to an even more envious position within Europe as Mayor. London will be even Greater under his direction. Congratulations Sadiq…you have our full and unconditional support!

I am truly honoured to have supported the brilliant campaign run by Sadiq and the team with Albanians for Labour and the community at large. He enjoyed meeting a significant number of British- Albanian citizens on the doorstep throughout the city.

Indeed he attended a number of community events and was particularly impressed that the Albanian Community in London is well integrated in the London way of life, are a deeply education loving community and have an outstanding entrepreneurship spirit.

Our Community is part of the millions of Londoners whose lives we can improve by building more affordable homes, freezing transport fares, restoring community policing and cleaning up our toxic air.

I know that Sadiq is eager and looking forward to work for all Londoners. He is also keen to work closely and share experiences with the Albanian Mayors of Tirana and Prishtina.

The hard work starts now!

About the author of this text

Lavdrim is Housing service Manager at the London Borough of Brent and the coordinator for Sadiq Khan’s campaign with the Albanian Community.