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Mr Khan’s victory – which gave him the largest personal mandate of any politician in UK history – ends eight years of Conservative control of City Hall.
The son of a bus driver and textile worker who grew up on a council estate is officially the Mayor of London.
A council house is a form of public or social housing built by local municipalities in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Sadiq Khan’s remarkable rise to the biggest job in the capital makes him not only the first Muslim Mayor of London, but also the bastion of multiculturalism, integration and social mobility.
Khan pleaded with Londoners to choose hope over fear, support him in his quest to make history and stand up against Islamophobia and negative politics.
And guess what?
Would he represent what the entire world expects the London mayor to look like?
Do you expect the Karachi mayor to look like a Viking ?
In the most multicultural city in the world, home to over one million Muslims, he was voted in BECAUSE he was Muslim not in spite of it.
After becoming the most powerful Muslim politician in Europe, Khan says the Prime Minister David Cameron and his defeated opponent, Zac Goldsmith deployed tactics “straight out of the Donald Trump playbook”.
Tories tried to get Khan to answer questions about platforms he had shared with extremists in his radical past and defended them in his time as a human rights lawyer.
Labour claimed it was Islamophobic, and the Tories said this response was “playing the race card” to prevent legitimate questions being raised.
Khan, who sought support from London’s financial-services industry during the campaign, has pledged to join the fight to keep Britain in the European Union in the referendum on June 23. Goldsmith, is in favor of leaving the bloc.
One factor in the victory appears simply to be the resilient character of Labour tribalism in London.
Last September Khan blasted David Cameron saying,”he is petrified to do the right thing over the refugee crisis. This is not about the EU. It’s not about open borders. And it’s certainly not about economic migrants. It’s about humanity and basic decency“.
Leftist world wide celebrate
News of Khan’s win in the British capital featured on the front pages of all major Pakistani newspapers, while also causing a stir on social media.
“Congratulations @SadiqKhan 4 being elected mayor of London,” tweeted Bilawal Bhutto, leader of the opposition Pakistan People’s Party and son of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.
Hillary Clinton tweeted:’Son of a Pakistani bus driver, champion of workers’ rights and human rights, and now Mayor of London. Congrats.’
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, whom Khan quoted during his campaign, was one of the first to recognize his victory.
“Sending congratulations to London’s new mayor and fellow affordable housing advocate,” he said on Twitter.
“Look forward to working together!”
The Left network and support one another in a world wide coalition.
The Right circle jerk and support no one in a world wide masturbation.
Guess which side has been winning?