Sadiq Khan to stand down as MP for Tooting after mayoral victory

Newly-elected London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will stand down as MP for Tooting after 11 years.

He was officially sworn in as mayor at Southwark Cathedral, and said he "can't quite believe the last 24 hours".

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Doreen Lawrence hails a 'glorious day'

Doreen Lawrence, the mother of teenager Stephen Lawrence who was murdered in 1993, has hailed the election of Sadiq Khan as mayor.

Doreen Lawrence at Southwark Cathedral Credit: ITV London

Describing today as a "glorious day" as she introduced him for his signing in at Southwark Cathedral, she added:

I never imagined in my lifetime I could have a mayor of London from an ethnic minority background. It is an amazing sign of how far our city has come.

London is a city that not only tolerates but celebrates diversity.

A city that’s chosen unity over division and hope over fear. A city that’s chosen a mayor for all Londoners.

– Doreen Lawrence

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