Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London

Posted on:09 May 2016 09:59:03
Sadiq Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London
09 May 2016 Current Affairs: Sadiq Khan has been elected the new Mayor of London - boosting Labour after it slumped in Scotland's elections.

The 45-year-old son of a Pakistani bus driver’s victory brings any politician in UK history -ends eight years of Conservative control of City Hall.He becomes London’s third mayor after Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson.

Mr Khan is the city's first Muslim mayor, after beating Tory Zac Goldsmith by 1,310,143 votes to 994,614.

The result bolsters leader Jeremy Corbyn after Labour was beaten into third in Scotland by the Tories and lost some English councillors.

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