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Sadiq Khan will be London’s contemporary mayor

By BAGEHOT

THE respectable declaration has not but taken suppose, however already it’s a ways arithmetically sure that Sadiq Khan has received London’s election and ought to mute be the capital’s contemporary mayor. With over 90% of ballots counted he leads Zac Goldsmith, his Tory rival, by 44% to 35%. The decisiveness of his victory is straightforward enough to esteem. London is a Labour metropolis; in Britain, as across northern Europe, the centre-left vote has held up better in metropolitan areas than in other locations. And Mr Khan had the native machine, the story (the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, he grew up in a council flat) and the acceptable expert-enterprise, expert-infrastructure, cosmopolitan pitch for his residents.

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