LABOUR’S Sadiq Khan had a nail biting wait late into Saturday night to find out that he had won a second term as mayor in London’s City Hall.
He only just managed to fend off a challenge from Tory rival Shaun Bailey, after first and second preferences were included during the count.
There was a turnout of 42.2 per cent in this year’s London election.
Meanwhile, Andy Burnham has declared ‘I’m here’ after he won a landslide victory in Manchester.
But he hit out at Labour party leader Sir Keir Starmer’s decision to sack Angela Rayner.
Retweeting a Guardian article Rayner’s sacking, the re-elected mayor of Greater Manchester wrote: “I can’t support this.”
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