Sky News: Labour’s Khan Elected Mayor of London

LONDON (Reuters) -
Sadiq Khan leaves the polling station after casting his vote for the London mayoral elections on Thursday. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)
Sadiq Khan leaves the polling station after casting his vote for the London mayoral elections on Thursday. (Reuters/Stefan Wermuth)

Labour lawmaker Sadiq Khan was elected mayor of London on Friday, beating the ruling Conservatives’ candidate Zac Goldsmith to the coveted position, Sky News reported.

The official result was due to be announced shortly and Sky based the report on its own calculations.

The position of London mayor provides an influential platform to lobby the government in the interests of London’s 8.6 million residents.