Sadiq Khan, the candidate of the labour party, became mayor of London, informs Bi-bi-si. He scored 56.8% of the votes, his rival from the Conservative party, Zac goldsmith, son of billionaire James goldsmith, is 43.2 per cent.
Han — son emigrated from Pakistan the bus driver. He graduated from the University of North London, received a degree in law. In the labour government of Gordon brown took up the post of Minister of communities and local government and transport Minister. In the labour shadow Cabinet, he was Minister of transport, the Lord Chancellor/Minister of jusitice and Minister for London.
The position of mayor of greater London was established in 2000. Until 2008, the year it was held by labour’s Ken Livingstone. Then the head of the town has become a Tory MP Boris Johnson, who, after working at his post for two four-year terms, decided not to run for mayor. In this election he was supported by his fellow party goldsmith.
The powers of the mayor is responsible for transport, policing and the environment, housing and urban planning. He is accountable to the city Parliament — London Assembly, which consists of 25 people.