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Tooting MP Sadiq Khan wins Labour's London mayor poll

By Staff Reporter

Published 12/09/2015

Jubilant: Sadiq Khan
Jubilant: Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan has been elected as Labour's candidate for London Mayor - boosting speculation that Left-winger Jeremy Corbyn will be named party leader today.

The Tooting MP defeated Blairite former Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell, scooping up significant backing from the influx of party activists thought to have been attracted by Mr Corbyn's policies.

Current Tory London Mayor Boris Johnson said the result was more evidence that Labour had "lurched to the left".

But Mr Khan made clear he was ready to take a different approach to the party leadership if he thought it was in the interests of the capital. "The number one issue for me is making sure I am London's advocate, and on the side of London," he said.

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