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Has London Mayor Sadiq Khan done enough to secure Muslim vote?

Robert Inlakesh
Press TV, London

The UK's capital London held its city's Mayoral election; Labour's Sadiq Khan is seeking to secure a second term in office, but with Sadiq Khan being the first Muslim Mayor of London, has he done enough for the Muslim electorate to cast their votes for him a second time?

The people of London have taken to the polls in order to elect their new Mayor, with the front runner Sadiq Khan competing against 20 other candidates in order to secure his second term.

But with Labour’s Sadiq Khan being the first ever Muslim mayor of London, many of the city’s Muslim population have grown critical of how he has represented their communities.

The Tory candidate up for election, Shaun Bailey, running against Sadiq Khan has made derogatory comments which have offended the Muslim community, but with a low voter turnout reported, will Khan have done enough to secure the Muslim vote?

Part of what many Muslims in Britain argue they wish to see in an elected official from their faith group, is also a representation of their values, including political stances, but also that officials work to tackle the issue of rising Islamophobia.

This year's election has taken place under unprecedented circumstances, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, with many now focusing on economics more than any other issue, but when it comes to the way Muslims view their current Mayor, it’s safe to say many feel let down. 

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