LONDON, 7th May, 2016 (WAM)–Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor on Saturday, beating a Conservative challenger and securing a much-needed win for his opposition Labour Party.

Khan’s victory, which also makes him the first Muslim to head a major Western capital, was confirmed shortly after midnight inside London’s futuristic glass and steel city hall following a day of mixed news for Labour in elections elsewhere in the country.