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New London mayor Khan receives biggest personal mandate in British political history

Sadiq Khan won 1,310,143 votes in the London mayoral election, giving him the largest personal mandate of any politician in UK history.

The number of votes Mr Khan won compares to the 1,168,738 votes Boris Johnson won in 2008, and the 1,054,811 votes he received in 2012.

Thursday's election had the largest turnout in the history of directly-elected mayors in London.

Voters in England directly elect mayors, as opposed to prime ministers who do not receive a personal mandate from the electorate, instead winning office when their party secures enough constituencies.