09 May 2016 - Sadiq Khan elected new mayor of London
(BBC News, 07/05/2016)
Newly-elected London mayor Sadiq Khan has been formally signed in to the role at a Southwark Cathedral ceremony.
Mr Khan said: "I'm determined to lead the most transparent, engaged and accessible administration... and to represent every single community, and every single part of our city, as mayor for all Londoners."
Former Labour leader Ed Miliband and Baroness Doreen Lawrence were present.
Anne Perkins (The Guardian, 07/05/2016)
Yet the really odd thing is that the meaning of the results of this Super Thursday of ten different devolved, mayoral and local elections (not counting the police and crime commissioners: but who is?) is that what they really mean is likely only to become clear years from now.
Rarely can so many people have voted in so many parts of the United Kingdom and produced such an unreadable picture. The theme is that there isn’t a theme. We have strayed into some Gramsci-esque political universe: the old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born.
First public engagement
Macer Hall (Express, 09/05/2016)
He attended a ceremony in London to commemorate the murder of six million Jews by the Nazis in the Second World War.
Mr Khan, who is the first Muslim mayor of any capital city in Europe, joined Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and other leading members of the Jewish community at the event in north London.
Labour insiders hoped his presence would help to ease tensions following the furious row over allegations of anti-Semitism in the party's ranks.
Heather Stewart (The Guardian, 08/05/2016)
In a clear signal that he will use his position to set out an alternative direction for Labour, Britain’s most powerful directly elected politician said the party could only win elections by uniting people from all backgrounds – including former Conservative voters – rather than aiming to win over “just enough of the population … to get over the line”.
In an article for the Observer, Khan had appeared to directly contradict Corbyn’s electoral strategy, writing: “It should never be about ‘picking sides’, [or] a ‘them-or-us’ attitude,” Khan wrote. “Our aim should be to unite people from all backgrounds as a broad and welcoming tent – not to divide and rule.”
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