Sadikh Khan elected as first Muslim Mayor of London
Sadiq Khan of the British Labour party has been elected the new Mayor of London by comfortably outrunning of his nearest rival.
With this Mr Khan became London’s first Muslim mayor. His victory also marks the return of Labour Party rule in the British capital after eight years of Conservatives in power.
In the elections, Mr. Khan won 44 per cent votes in the first preference votes to Conservative Zac Goldsmith’s 35 per cent. While in the second preference votes, he crossed 50 per cent threshold to get elected.
About Sadiq Khan
- Mr Khan is the son of immigrants from Pakistan who settled in London in the 1960s. His father worked as a bus driver.
- He is a former human rights lawyer and an Member of Parliament from Tooting, east London, since 2005.
- He had served as the cabinet minister for communities and then transport in the former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown led Government.