Sadiq Khan re-elected as London mayor | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, May 10, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:47 AM, May 10, 2021

Sadiq Khan re-elected as London mayor

Labour politician Sadiq Khan won re-election as London mayor on Saturday in a narrower than expected victory over Conservative rival Shaun Bailey. Khan became the first Muslim mayor of a Western capital when first elected in 2016. He won a second term with just over 1.2 million votes. Turnout was lower than at the previous election, at 42 percent. The 50-year-old politician's victory was one of the bright spots for the main opposition Labour party after a largely desultory showing in local elections on Thursday. In his victory speech Khan said that during his second term he would be focusing on "building bridges between the different communities" and between city hall and the government.

 

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