The chairman of the British Tamil Conservatives has tweeted that he "shudders" at the thought of newly elected mayor Sadiq Khan’s "jihadi associates now being placed in close proximity to influence".

Aru Sivananthan posted the now-deleted message on his Twitter page as Mr Khan was declared the winner of the election at City Hall.

He later responded to criticism of the tweet by writing of his concern Mr Khan was not "repudiating ideology of those he's stood with".

ITV London has asked Mr Sivananthan to comment.