Voters in London went to the polls on Thursday, May 6 – a day that has earned the moniker of “Super Thursday” given the sheer quantity and number of elections happening in the UK.
On poll papers throughout the nation have additionally been candidates for the Scottish and Welsh devolved parliaments, English councils and mayors in different areas.
Behind the quantity of elections this yr is the coronavirus pandemic, which pushed again a number of races, together with the London mayoral contest, from 2020 to 2021.
While a win for Mr Khan is predicted in London, the remaining end result might not be clear till the afternoon of Saturday, May 8, at the earliest because of the voting system utilized in the capital.
Londoners have indicated each a primary and second desire for mayor on their ballots, with counting set to start on 7am on Friday.
If no candidate will get no less than 50 per cent of first desire votes, all however the prime two candidates are eradicated, and counting of second desire votes begins.
Front and centre on the minds of Londoners once they voted can have been the impression of the coronavirus pandemic on their metropolis, a key theme of the mayoral marketing campaign.
Mr Khan’s re-election bid has taken employment as its focus, with emphasis on selling tourism and funding to assist greater than 300,000 Londoners who misplaced their jobs throughout the pandemic re-enter the workforce.
Yet challenger Mr Bailey has been eager to level to the incumbent’s document on crime, with pledges to extend police patrols and enhance stop-and-search, significantly with an eye fixed to chopping knife crime in the capital.
This yr’s London mayoral race has additionally seen a lot of outdoors candidates marketing campaign, together with Laurence Fox, the distinguished anti-lockdown campaigner and Inspector Lewis actor.
In his bid for mayor, Mr Fox has pledged to “unlock” London from persevering with lockdown, stating in an open letter to Londoners his intention to “reclaim your freedom to maneuver” and “freedom to work”.
Aside from their subsequent mayor, residents of the capital solid their vote in London Assembly elections.
The 25-member physique is a part of the Greater London Authority and scrutinises the actions of the mayor.