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Sadiq Khan re-elected for second term 

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How Khan and Bailey reacted to the end result

In his victory speech from City Hall, Mr Khan mentioned he was “deeply humbled” to be re-elected as mayor, and pledged to a construct a “higher and brighter future” for the capital following the coronavirus pandemic.

“It’s on this spirit that I promise to guide London over the following three years, constructing bridges between the totally different communities in our metropolis, constructing bridges throughout cultural, social and sophistication divides,” he mentioned.

“Building bridges between London and the remainder of the nation to make sure London can play its half in a nationwide restoration.

“And constructing bridges between City Hall and the Government.

“Because we should all work collectively to construct a brighter, greener and extra equal future for London, and for our total nation, after the pandemic.”

It comes after typically frosty relations between Mr Khan and the Government, together with a current row with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his predecessor as mayor, over Transport for London’s (TfL) funds.

Conservative candidate Mr Bailey, in a speech from City Hall, claimed he had been “written off” by pollsters and journalists throughout his marketing campaign – however not by Londoners.

He mentioned: “As I went by way of 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.”

About our outcomes

Our outcomes knowledge are offered by the Press Association. Changes are calculated towards a council’s or parliament’s composition on the time of the election, fairly than towards the composition ensuing from the earlier election. The Press Association solely collates outcomes for elections already scheduled to happen for May 6, 2021, so some council by-elections could not characteristic in our knowledge.