Sadiq Khan elected London Mayor

Sadiq Khan, a human rights lawyer and the son of a Pakistani bus driver, has been elected Mayor of London, the first Muslim to hold the office and the first Muslim to become Mayor of a European capital city. The 45-year-old Labour candidate defeated Tory – and billionaire’s son – Zac Goldsmith by 57% to 43% in the race to succeed Boris Johnson.

Khan’s victory saw him secure the biggest personal mandate in British political history, outstripping Johnson’s 2008 record, with a landslide 1,310,143 votes.

 

 

 

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