Sadiq Khan has been named the new mayor of London in an overwhelming victory against Zac Goldsmith.
Khan's action plan won over 1,310,143 Londoners - 56.8% of the votes - as Goldsmith managed to secure 994,614 backers.
The result seemed to be a breath of fresh air for Londoners who expressed a mixture of joy and hope at the news of Khan's victory.
-- Hannah Norman (@Norman_Han) May 6, 2016
-- Rory Stoves (@RoryStoves) May 6, 2016
Well done London, you melting pot of tolerance, multiculturalism and common sense. #LondonElects shows there's some hope for this country.
-- Antsinmyeyes Jones (@RobJonesWrites) May 6, 2016
Khan has gone down in history as the capital's first Muslim mayor, and Londoners aren't forgetting it.
High turnout to elect our first Muslim mayor is gleeful evidence that London is bigger and better than racist opportunists. #LondonElects
-- Rhiannon (@eskimo_kisses) May 6, 2016
-- Huw Jordan (@huwjordan) May 6, 2016
-- ..Neha.. (@MumInWimbledon) May 6, 2016
Many blamed Goldsmith's defeat on his controversial campaign - including his Tory peers and sister Jemima Khan - after its focus on Khan's Muslim heritage.
Sad that Zac's campaign did not reflect who I know him to be- an eco friendly, independent- minded politician with integrity.
-- Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) May 6, 2016
I wouldn't solely blame Goldsmith They all thought they were on to something clever by carrying out a hate-induced campaign but they flopped
-- aps (@apssssssr) May 6, 2016
Goldsmith's miserable loss should have a lasting effect on British politics. Smears and divisive language do not lead to electoral success.
-- Ben Cullimore (@bencullimore) May 6, 2016