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First Muslim to become mayor of London

Sadiq Khan won against Zac Goldsmith and will be looking into the internal matters of the City

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: May 7 2016 1:32PM | Updated Date: May 7 2016 1:32PM

First Muslim to become mayor of London

Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, made history on Friday, when he became London’s first Muslim mayor. He beat a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism. 


When others from Labour, lost the elections, Khan, who was able to turn voters to his side is yet to receive official notification of his victory.


The party which came first was Scottish National Party, while Conservatives, who were ruling England, came second. Labour came third which is better than expected. 


Khan, who is 45 years old, won the election against Zac Goldsmith, 41, who is the son of a billionaire financier.


After being the winner, Khan is set to replace Conservative Boris Johnson, who was running the city for the eight years, where about 86, 00,000 people reside.


On the other hand, Johnson is being seen as a competitor of David Cameron as Party leader and Prime Minister.


Talking about the duties of a mayor, Khan will be looking in to the areas of policing, transportation, housing and the environment.