Londoners react as Sadiq Khan is named the new mayor of London


London Mayor election
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.

Khan has gone down in history as the capital's first Muslim mayor, and Londoners aren't forgetting it.

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.