Sadiq Khan has been re-elected as the mayor of London on Saturday after he polled 55.2 percent of the vote compared with 44.8 percent his opponent, Shaun Bailey of the ruling Conservative party garnered.
Turnout was however, 42 percent, lower than previous election in 2016.
“I am deeply humbled by the trust Londoners have placed in me to continue leading the greatest city on earth,” said Khan who became the first Muslim to head a major Western capital after his victory in 2016.
“I promise to strain every sinew to help build a better and brighter future for London after the dark days of the pandemic.”
He noted that his second term would focus on “building bridges between the different communities” and between city hall and the government.
The 50-year-old said he wanted “to ensure London can play its part in a national recovery” and to “build a brighter greener and more equal future” for the UK capital.
Khan became popular for being a vocal critic of Brexit and for a feud with former US President Donald Trump who had placed a travel ban on people from certain Muslim countries.