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Labour’s Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign

Labour’s Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign

LONDON, May 7 (Reuters) – Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor on Saturday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed win for his opposition Labour Party.

Khan’s victory, which also makes him the first Muslim to head a major Western capital, was confirmed shortly after midnight inside London’s futuristic glass and steel city hall following a day of mixed news for Labour in elections elsewhere in the country.   Continue reading

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