Sadiq Khan has been re-elected mayor of London. In yesterday‘s elections, the Labour politician received over 55% of the votes. Nearly 45% of Londoners voted for Shaun Bailey, Prime Minister Johnson’s Conservative Party.
Khan‘s election victory was no surprise. However, his lead is smaller than in 2016, when he became the first Muslim to be appointed mayor in a Western capital.
“ I am grateful that the Londoners put the trust in me to continue to lead the most beautiful city in the world,” said Khan in his victory speech.
On Twitter, he promises to do everything he can to improve London over the next few years:
In the campaign, Khan said that he wants to create more jobs in the British capital and promote tourism. Opponents reproach him for doing too little against the increasing violence, especially between youth gangs.
Khan’s victory is one of the few bright spots in the regional Labour elections. Especially in the middle and north of England, where the party had a lot of support in the past, the losses were great. The fact that Labour in London remains popular is due to the relatively young and diverse population, according to analysts.