Commenting on the election of Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London, the Leader of the London Assembly Labour Group Len Duvall AM said:
“My congratulations to Sadiq Khan on his historic victory today. Sadiq’s election sends a clear message that Londoners have rejected the divisive dog-whistle campaign waged against him and opted for someone who will get to grips with the challenges they face on a daily basis.
“Throughout his campaign Sadiq has focused on the need for London to remain successful but be affordable for all who live here. His ambitious, exciting and wide-ranging manifesto for the capital has clearly resonated with Londoners who want to see the housing crisis tackled, transport fares made more affordable and quality of life improved.
“I greatly look forward to working closely with Mayor Sadiq Khan to get our city back on track after eight years of damaging drift.
“Whilst Boris Johnson may have been a successful cheerleader for London, his failure to address the capital’s housing crisis and his willingness to see transport fares soar will haunt his already limited legacy. It’s no surprise that Londoners opted for a serious Mayor who will knuckle down and get on with the job.”