2 March 2017

Park Plaza Riverbank, SE1 7TJ

LTA: London Transport Awards

2 March

Park Plaza Riverbank London, SE1 7TJ


The awards are supported by Transport for London, London Councils and London Travel Watch and recognise excellence in transport and reward innovation and progress for transport initiatives which are really working in London.

The London Transport Awards 2017 will be held at the Park Plaza Riverbank on 2nd March 2017.

Entries for the awards will be accepted up until 21 October 2016


Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan was born in London and has lived here all his life. His parents moved to London from Pakistan in the 1960s. He was state-school educated in Tooting before studying Law at the University of North London. Sadiq and his wife have two daughters.

Sadiq became a solicitor specialising in human rights and was a councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006.

In 2005 Sadiq was elected MP for Tooting. He was appointed Minister of State for Communities in 2008 and later became Minister of State for Transport, becoming the first Muslim and first Asian to attend Cabinet. He was also Crossrail Minister.

In 2013 Sadiq was appointed Shadow Minister for London, and in 2015 he led the Labour Party campaign in London in the General Election.

Sadiq is a big sports fan, especially football, boxing and cricket. He ran the 2014 London Marathon, raising money for the Evening Standard's Dispossessed Fund.


Cathy Newman

Cathy Newman
News Presenter

Cathy Newman is one of Channel 4 News' main studio presenters and was the first woman to co-host the programme. She joined Channel 4 News as political correspondent and she continues to write on Westminster for the Daily Telegraph. She also heads Channel 4's FactCheck blog which aims to present the un-spun truth behind the political headlines.

As well as the main news programme, Cathy has also fronted Channel 4 documentaries on faith schools and police investigations. She co-presented the broadcaster's Alternative Election Night with Jeremy Paxman in 2015, and contributed to the 2010 coverage as well. With Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Cathy also took an alternative look at the government's cuts programme in How to Save £100bn.

Since joining Channel 4 News, Cathy has broken a number of big political stories including the arrest of David Cameron's trusted aide Steve Hilton, the revelation that the Home Office were employing illegal immigrants, and Gordon Brown's insistence that Labour donor Ronald Cohen receive a knighthood. Cathy's confrontation with Peter Mandelson over his stand-off with newspaper bosses became a surprise YouTube hit, whilst her stewardship of the Orwell Prize- nominated FactCheck Blog has uncovered the truth behind everything from budgets and spending reviews to crime figures and politician's overuse of certain words.

Prior to Channel 4, Cathy hosted GMTV's The Sunday Programme, and served as the Financial Times' chief political correspondent after a period covering politics and the media for the business daily. Before the FT she worked as media business correspondent at the Independent, and away from more serious issues has appeared on Have I Got News For You.


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