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Sadiq Khan: 'We have to get on, London is more important than party politics'

Sadiq Khan has said he will stand down as MP for Tooting after being sworn in as the new mayor of London.

The Labour politician has been Tooting’s MP since 2005.

Following a fractious campaign, he told Simon Harris he and Conservative peers had "to get on, because London is more important than party political differences”.

Beaten mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith makes no comment as he leaves home

Beaten London mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith has made no comment as he left his home.

The Conservative polled second, with 43.2% of the vote once second preferences were counted, making a brief speech at City Hall following the post-midnight announcement.

But he refused to answer any questions this morning.

'Full and urgent inquiry' demanded after voters in Barnet turned away

A “full and urgent inquiry” is being demanded after voters across Barnet were turned away because of a council blunder.

Some voters in Barnet were not able to vote when they arrived at their polling station Credit: PA

Names were missing from polling lists and residents who attempted to cast their vote were stopped.

People affected were later offered emergency proxy votes.

The leader of the Conservative group in the London Assembly, Gareth Bacon, claimed any lost votes could have affected the allocation of London-wide seats.

To have voters turned away for any reason is completely unacceptable.

We are demanding a full explanation for this abysmal administrative performance.

London Elects and Barnet Council have had four years to plan for this but they both failed to get it right when it mattered and the voting public has suffered.

– Gareth Bacon, leader of the Conservative group in the London Assembly

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Cheeky wink as Sadiq Khan officially becomes mayor of London

Sadiq Khan gave a cheeky wink as he officially accepted the office of mayor of London.

He signed the declaration in front of hundreds of well-wishers at Southwark Cathedral.

Politicians and celebrities arrive at Sadiq Khan's swearing in

Southwark Cathedral is the setting for Sadiq Khan's singing in as the new mayor of London, with politicians and even celebrities out in force.

Former Labour leader Ed Miliband at Southwark Cathedral Credit: ITV London
Sir Ian McKellen (right) and Michael Cashman in the cathedral Credit: ITV London
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