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Sadiq Khan beats Shaun Bailey in London mayoral election


Labour’s Sadiq Khan has secured one other time period as mayor of London, following a contest which noticed the Conservatives slim the hole.

The election, involving 20 candidates, was at instances nearer than many commentators anticipated, with constituencies seeing Mr Khan and Tory candidate Shaun Bailey neck and neck.

Mr Khan took 1,206,034 votes after second preferences have been taken into consideration, in comparison with Mr Bailey at 977,601.

Green Party co-leader Sian Berry got here third with 197,976 first-choice votes, adopted by the Liberal Democrats’ Luisa Porritt with 111,716.

Labour's Sadiq Khan speaks after he was declared as the next Mayor of London at City Hall

Labour’s Sadiq Khan speaks after he was declared as the subsequent Mayor of London at City Hall

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In his victory speech, Mr Khan pledged to construct a “higher and brighter future” for the capital following the coronavirus pandemic.

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“I need to say thanks from the underside of my coronary heart,” he mentioned.

“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 at present.”

The end result shall be a glimmer of hope for the Labour Party, after it obtained a drubbing in native elections in England, dropping management of a number of councils and a humiliating defeat in the Hartlepool by-election.

The Conservatives' Shaun Bailey speaks after Labour's Sadiq Khan was declared as the next mayor of London

The Conservatives’ Shaun Bailey speaks after Labour’s Sadiq Khan was declared as the subsequent mayor of London

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Mr Bailey mentioned in his speech that Londoners had not written him off.

He mentioned: “As I went via these, for me what was two years of campaigning, one feeling felt acquainted to me, one problem had at all times felt the identical.

“And that was the sensation of being written off – by pollsters, by journalists, by fellow politicians.

“But it’s no shock to me that Londoners didn’t write me off.”

Mr Khan was first elected mayor of the capital in 2016 in a landslide victory, breaking the Conservatives’  eight-year maintain on City Hall.

One of the ultimate constituencies counted was Barnet & Camden, the place Mr Khan received 67,610 (39 per cent) first choice votes, carefully adopted by Mr Bailey with 65,822 (38pc).

In Brent & Harrow Mr Bailey obtained 40pc of votes, and Mr Khan 38pc.

In Havering & Redbridge, the Conservatives obtained a majority, with 51pc, in comparison with Labour’s 29pc.

In the North East constituency – Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest – Mr Khan received with 52pc, in comparison with Mr Bailey’s 21pc.

Full outcomes

Sadiq Khan, Labour: (first spherical) 1,013,721, (second spherical) 192,313 = (complete) 1,206,034

Shaun Bailey, Conservative: (first spherical) 893,051 (second spherical) 84,550= (complete) 977,601

Sian Berry, Green: 197,976

Luisa Porritt, Lib Dem: 111,716

Niko Omilana, Independent: 49,628

Laurence Fox, The Reclaim Party: 47,634

Brian Rose, London Real Party: 31,111

Richard Hewison, Rejoin EU: 28,012

Count Binface, Independent: 24,775

Mandu Reid, Women’s Equality Party: 21,182

Piers Corbyn, Let London Live: 20,604

Vanessa Helen Hudson, Animal Welfare: 16,826

Peter Gammons, UKIP: 14,393

Farah London, Independent: 11,869

David Kurten, Heritage Party: 11,025

Nims Obunge, Independent: 9,682

Steve Kelleher, Social Democratic Party: 8,764

Kam Balayev, Renew: 7,774

Max Fosh, Independent: 6,309

Valerie Brown, The Burning Pink Party: 5,305

Count Binface at City Hall

Count Binface at City Hall

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