My family has always been proud of being British.

People need to be able to read what their rights are, to be able to participate and hold their governments to account.

When Pakistan beat England at cricket, my Pakistani cousins remind me how English and British I am. When they say, 'You're one of the Queen's advisers,' for them it's, 'Wow - anything's possible in the U.K.'

My experience in relation to taking on the preachers of hate was saying to them it's compatible being British, being Western, being Muslim.

I'll be my own man and work closely with a Tory Government if it is in London's interest.

I did not come into Parliament to be a Muslim MP. And I have never set myself up as a Muslim spokesperson or community leader. Just as ordinary citizens have multiple identities, so do MPs.

All Western cities face significant challenges on social integration. Our populations are booming, but social integration is not keeping pace. Rapid growth is a sign of our success, but it also puts stress on housing, infrastructure - and on communities.

I am proud that London is a city where, the vast majority of the time, Jewish people, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, those who are not members of an organized faith, black, white, rich, young, gay, lesbian - don't simply tolerate each other but respect, embrace, and celebrate each other.

As the mayor of London, my highest priority is keeping Londoners and visitors to our city safe from harm.

It's not a bad thing for independent traders to come into a high street to mix things up, but what shouldn't happen is that the traders who were there before are priced out.

I never understood how much running changes your life. I'm now obsessed. When not trying to beat my personal best, I'm talking to other people about theirs, reading training advice or eating the perfect balance of carbs and protein.

As an ethnically Asian Muslim, born and bred in this country, I am British. I have never felt a conflict between my country, my religion, and my background.

I look forward to the day that I can go with my daughters to the polling station for them to cast their first vote.

Victims of crime and the wider community deserve a grown-up debate on our criminal justice system and how we can make it work - for those within it and for those it protects.

We should celebrate when optimism and hard work triumph over cynicism, lethargy, and fatalism.

London made my family and myself.

I've had the honour of being elected as a Labour councillor, MP and mayor, thanks to the hard work of Labour members, and I believe that the will of our membership should be respected.

If I become mayor of London, my single biggest priority will be to build thousands more homes every year. I will set a target to make half of all the new homes that are built genuinely affordable, with first dibs for Londoners.

As a British Muslim, I am no stranger to prejudice. I know what it's like to be discriminated against just because of your background or religion.

It is not enough to pay lip service to diversity.

The U.K. has some of the toughest legislation on hate crime in the world, and it is there to keep us all safe.

I see this rise in rough sleeping and homelessness - in one of the wealthiest cities in the world - as a growing source of shame. And as Londoners, as a city, and as a country, I believe we have a moral duty to tackle it head-on.

Londoners, Mancunians, and Brits across the country will never, ever be cowed by terrorism.

It's too easy to dismiss Donald Trump as a buffoon - to point and laugh at a man whose worldview is as ridiculous as his hairdo. But to do so is to make light of a very serious threat.

Our prisons are full of people who are illiterate and innumerate, have been failed by the care system, and often have had a parent in prison.

More than 300 languages are spoken in London. Religions are freely practiced. Rich and poor live on the same street, side by side. We've actually escaped many of the most difficult problems - integration and community cohesion.

The 19th century was the century of empires, the 20th was the century of nation states, and the 21st is the century of cities and mayors.

Only Labour is in a position to protect individual rights against abuses by the state.

Being subjected to Islamophobic abuse makes integration less likely and amplifies the views of the extremists rather than the mainstream. It's divisive and dangerous and puts British lives at risk.

I've spent my entire adult life encouraging minority communities to get involved in mainstream society, civic society.

Voting, for me, has always been a family affair.

I've been blessed - every job I've had I've loved, whether it's as a lawyer, MP, cabinet minister.

Like most people, my parents were only able to fulfil their dreams because there was support. A council home so they could save for a deposit to buy a home of their own. Fantastic local state schools where my own daughters go now. Affordable university places and good quality apprenticeships.

I was fully aware of the challenges facing London before I was elected as mayor, but I didn't anticipate the issue that is likely to define my time as mayor - Brexit.

I challenge British Muslims to accept that as strongly as they feel about Iraq or counter-terrorism measures, poverty and inequality have the biggest impact on the lives of the majority of British Muslims and do the most to prevent potential being fulfilled.

I'm a proud Londoner, a Brit, European, of Pakistani heritage, a Muslim - we all have multiple layers of identity - that's what makes us who we are.

I don't just empathise with the victims of Islamophobia; I worry about my own friends and family.

I used to be a human rights lawyer and acted for many black Londoners who had been victims of discrimination.

London's greatest strength is our diversity, and it's wonderful to see Londoners celebrating our capital's different traditions, determined to stand up to division.

Muslims, like most other voters, don't just want 'one of their own,' they want someone who best represents their values.

There is a role that Muslims in the public eye play: to reassure people that we are OK.

Labour allowed ourselves to be painted as anti-business for talking about insecurity, when in reality, the opposite was true.

Victims want to know that the true perpetrators of their crime are convicted - legal aid helps achieve this.

As someone who lives with adult-onset asthma, I know how bad air quality in the capital has become. I want to be the greenest mayor London has ever had - it is not acceptable that 10,000 people die in London every year because our air is so filthy.

Of course I am partisan in my politics, but my partisanship is rational - which, in my book, is not necessarily oxymoronic.

When we are faced with adversity, when we are tested on who we are and what we stand for, we always pull together. We stand strong for our values and our way of life. We always have, and I know we always will.

One of the things that's important to me as a Londoner is making sure my family, people I care about, are safe.

I am deeply humbled by the hope and trust that Londoners have placed in me. I grew up on a council estate just a few miles from City Hall, and I never imagined that Londoners would one day elect someone like me to lead our great capital city.

Betting shops have a big impact on encouraging on-street drinking and can often become a centre for disorder and anti-social behaviour.