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Sadiq Khan was re-elected Mayor of London

Sadiq Khan was re-elected Mayor of London

Labor politician Khan received 55.2 per cent of the vote against 44.8 per cent for Conservative Party candidate Sean Bailey, a slightly lower winning margin than the previous time.

This will be Khan’s second term As a leader in the British capital with nearly nine million inhabitants. He took over the post in 2016 after incumbent Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

– I feel humbled by the confidence I have received from the people of London to lead the best city on earth. “I promise to do everything in my power to build a better and brighter future for London after the darkness of the epidemic,” Khan said after announcing the winner late Saturday night, according to Reuters.

He writes on Twitter He will “turn every stone to bring the city back on its feet.”

London mayor election It was one in a series of regional and local elections in the United Kingdom on Thursday. Allowing Khan to stay was expected, but he remains a consolation to act after poor results overall.

One of Thursday’s elections was a by-election for the national parliament, in which an outgoing member will be replaced. The Conservative Party candidate won the Hartlepool district, which has been a Labor stronghold since its inception. Symbolically important victory To Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Labor leader Keir Starmer He has now sacked Deputy Party Leader Angela Rayner as campaign manager, he writes BBC. The local elections were an opportunity for the party to show that it has recovered from the disastrous national elections in 2019, but instead has fallen behind in many places in England. The Labor Party, however, is still the largest party in Parliament in Wales, and has maintained positions of mayor.

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