The UK's first British-Asian PM is a 'source of great pride', says Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan, a Muslim of Pakistani heritage, said people must "put aside party politics" as there will be other opportunities to challenge Mr Sunak on his policies.
He said the appointment shows that Britain does not just tolerate diversity, but celebrates it.
"I'm really proud. I'm somebody who's a British-Asian, I'm somebody born and raised here," he said.
"These sorts of times you've got to put aside party politics.
Mr Sunak, who became the country's first British-Asian PM on Tuesday, was born in 1980 in Southampton to parents of Punjabi descent. His grandparents were born in India and emigrated to the UK from East Africa in the 1960s.
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