Britain First candidate turned his back when Sadiq Khan was announced the new Mayor of London


It seems not all of the London mayoral candidates were up for being good sports about Sadiq Khan's landslide win last night.

The candidates gathered on stage to hear the official announcement around midnight - but when Khan was declared the Mayor of London and stepped forward to make his victory speech, Britain First's Paul Golding turned his back away from the stage to face the wall in an apparent protest against the decision.

Paul Golding  turns his back as Sadiq Khan speaks onstage
(Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Khan used his speech to talk about his pride that "London has today chosen hope over fear and unity over division" - a notion that seems a bit lost on Golding and his reaction.

People on Twitter thought it was just plain rude.

Though they used the opportunity to poke fun at him too, of course.

Probably not quite the protest reaction he was hoping for.