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It’s official: Sadiq Khan wins London election, becoming first Muslim mayor of major Western city

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan in Sadiq Khan, September 2009. Photo: Mattbr.

Sadiq Khan has been officially declared the winner of London’s mayoral elections. The Labor MP of British-Pakistani origin gained 57 percent of the vote, beating his Conservative Party opponent, Zac Goldsmith, who received 43 percent.

“I promise to always be a mayor for all Londoners, for every Londoner, regardless of your background,” said the newly-elected mayor in a victory speech.

He also referred to his immigrant roots, mentioning his father Amanullah Khan, who came to Britain from Pakistan.

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