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London mayor polls: Sadiq Khan clinches historic third term

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Published: 08:48, 5 May 2024   Update: 09:05, 5 May 2024
London mayor polls: Sadiq Khan clinches historic third term

Photo: BBC

Sadiq Khan, the leader of the Labor Party, has been elected as the Mayor of London for the third consecutive term.

Speaking after his victory was declared at City Hall in east London, Mr Khan said: "It is the honour of my life to serve the city that I love."

Mr Khan, who was first elected in May 2016, beat his Conservative rival Susan Hall by more than 276,000 votes - representing a swing of 3.2% to Labour, reports BBC.

He won nine of the 14 constituencies including two gains from the Tories.

More than 2.4m votes were cast reflecting a turnout of 42.8% - ever so slightly down compared to the 2021 mayoral election.

Overall Mr Khan won just under 1,088,225 votes comfortably beating Ms Hall who secured 811,518 votes.

The Liberal Democrats edged the Green Party to third place, while Reform UK's candidate Howard Cox finished fifth with 3.2% of the overall vote._Agencies.

S B/Nasim