Sadiq Khan has been re-elected for a second term as London mayor.
He triumphed over Conservative Shaun Bailey, gaining 1,013,721 first choice votes in comparison with his nearest challenger’s 893,051.
Labour Party candidate Mr Khan acquired 192,313 second choice votes, with Mr Bailey selecting up 84,550.
This meant Mr Khan received by 55.2% to Mr Bailey’s 44.8%.
Mr Khan went into Saturday with a lead of 24,267 first choice votes over his Tory rival after the primary seven constituencies have been declared – a more in-depth contest than many had predicted.
Voter turnout was simply 42.2%.
After he was re-elected, Mr Khan stated: “I’m deeply humbled by the belief Londoners have positioned in me to proceed main the best metropolis on earth.
“I promise to pressure each sinew, assist construct a greater and brighter future for London, after the darkish days of the pandemic and to create a greener, fairer and safer metropolis for all Londoners, to get the alternatives they should fulfil their potential.
“I’m proud to have received an awesome mandate right this moment.”
His rival Mr Bailey stated Londoners had not “written him off”.
He stated: “As I went via these, for me what was two years of campaigning, one feeling felt acquainted to me, one problem had all the time felt the identical.
“And that was the sensation of being written off – by pollsters, by journalists, by fellow politicians.
“But it is no shock to me that Londoners did not write me off.”
Mr Khan is a former member of parliament, who grew to become the primary Muslim to move a significant Western capital after his victory in 2016.
He has confronted some criticism over the extent of violent crime within the metropolis of virtually 9 million folks and this, together with different safety points, led to a collection of Twitter fights with Donald Trump, who was US president for a lot of Mr Khan’s first term.
His success additionally comes after a disappointing efficiency from the Labour Party in native elections, notably in elements of the nation which had been seen as the celebration’s heartlands.