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Sadiq Khan became second term London mayor
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Sadiq Khan became second term London mayor

Labour's Sadiq Khan has won a second term as London's mayor, beating Conservative rival Shaun Bailey. He won 55.2% of the popular vote, after entering a run-off with Mr Bailey when neither managed to secure a majority in the first round of voting. The former MP became the first Muslim mayor of an EU capital city when he was first elected to the role in 2016. Mr Khan's closest rival was Mr Bailey, who received 44.8% of the first and second-round votes. Mr Bailey increased the Conservative vote share by 1.6%. He said he had been written off by pollsters, journalists and other politicians, adding: But Londoners didn't write me off. The Green Party's Sian Berry came third, while the Liberal Democrats' Luisa Porritt was fourth. The Lib Dems lost their deposit, as Ms Porritt failed to win ...