Sadiq Khan was today declared as the new London mayor as he defeated his nearest competitor marking the return of Labour rule to the UK capital after eight years. Sadiq is the son of a Pakistani bus driver.
He took charge as the first Muslim head of City Hall in London as counting in the so-called “Super Thursday” polls came to a close.
Sadiq’s victory win seemed predictable as all first preference votes were counted in which he got a 46 per cent vote share, nine points advancing ahead of his rival Zac Goldsmith.
Despite the fact that it looked somewhat mathematically unfeasible that Goldsmith could come somewhere near on second-preference votes, but the count had to officially go into second preference votes to cover the 50 per cent vote share required for a clear victory.