Khan wins Mayoralty

Labour’s Sadiq Khan won London’s Mayoral Election, with other results generally in their favour across the sub-region, including holding Slough Council. Khan will be welcomed on his first day in office by a report from Place West London asking for a West London LEP and support for Heathrow expansion.

As well as Khan’s thumping win over Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith, and the reconfirmation of control of Slough, Labour’s Leonie Cooper won the Merton & Wandsworth seat on the London Assembly, Andrew Dismore won Barnet & Camden, Onkar Sahota won Ealing & Hillingdon, and Navin Shah won Brent & Harrow.

Tony Arbour won South West for the Conservatives, which includes Hounslow as well as Richmond and Kingston, while Tony Devenish won West Central which includes Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster.

Sadiq Khan’s win was by such a margin that the BBC has described it as the “largest personal mandate of any UK politician ever”.

Place West London delivered a report to Sadiq Khan based on its event on May 4, where a series of speakers delivered a West London wish-list to the new Mayor asking for, among other things, a step change in housing delivery, the establishment of a West London LEP, and support for expansion at Heathrow. See the report here.

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