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Labour's Sadiq Khan elected London mayor

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>> Labour party, 1 million, 148->> Labour's Sadiq Khan declared London's new mayor swept into City Hall with a resounding victory, beating his main rival, conservative Zac Goldsmith, a decisive win for the capital's first Muslim mayor and Britain's official opposition party.>> I grew up on a country estate just a few miles from here.
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Back then I never dreamt that someone like me could be elected as mayor of London. And I wanna say thank you to every single Londoner for making the impossible, possible today.>> The son of a bus driver focusing his campaign on housing, his victory saving face for Labour and its embattled leader Jeremy Corbyn after the party lost ground around the country according to Reuter's Estelle Shirbon.
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>> It looks like its not an unmitigated disaster and it certainly won't be enough to trigger immediate action against Jeremy Corbyn by the party. At the same time though, it won't really reassure those who have grave doubts about his electability. But he is the right leader to take the party to victory in the next general election in 2020.
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>> It was an acrimonious campaign criticized as racially divisive by conservatives even before the result was announced. Neighbors alleged anti-Semitism also playing its part. But not enough to stop Khan taking over from Boris Johnson. Labour back in power in London for the first time in eight years.