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Sadiq Khan elected first Muslim London Mayor

LONDON: Election Commission has officially announced Labour Party’s candidate Sadiq Khan as first Muslim mayor of England’s capital city London, reported.

Sadiq Khan received 56.8 percent of votes beating Conservative Party’s Zac Goldsmith who received 43.2 percent votes.

The result bolsters leader Jeremy Corbyn after Labour were beaten into third in Scotland by the Tories and lost English councillors.

In Scotland, the SNP said it would form a minority government after winning its third election in a row.

Mr Khan’s victory ends eight years of Conservative control of City Hall. The former Labour MP and minister, 45, becomes London’s third mayor after Mr Johnson and Ken Livingstone.