Sadiq Khan has been officially declared the winner of London’s mayoral elections. The Labor MP of British-Pakistani origin gained 57 percent of the vote, beating his Conservative Party opponent, Zac Goldsmith, who received 43 percent.
“I promise to always be a mayor for all Londoners, for every Londoner, regardless of your background,” said the newly-elected mayor in a victory speech.
He also referred to his immigrant roots, mentioning his father Amanullah Khan, who came to Britain from Pakistan.
“He would have been so proud that the city he chose to call his home has now chosen one of his children to be the Mayor,”Khan said as quoted by ITV.
A huge thank you to everyone who voted Labour, volunteered today or campaigned with us. #TeamKhan