London: The race for London mayor has lastly come to an finish as Sadiq Khan has been elected for the put up for the second time. The 50-year-old politician from the primary opposition Labour occasion gained the second stint at City Hall with victory over Conservative rival Shaun Bailey.
Khan obtained 1,013,721 votes in first choice votes whereas Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey obtained 893,05. In the second choice votes, Khan acquired 192,313 and Bailey 84,550, making Khan the Mayor for second time period. Khan, son of Pakistani immigrant bus driver, grew to become the primary Muslim mayor of a Western capital when initially elected in 2016.
However, the spotlight of the day was a British YouTube prankster who was the highest-ranking unbiased candidate, coming in fifth total on the polls. Niko Omilana, greatest recognized for comedy movies and pranks on YouTube, obtained practically 50,000 votes, which is 2 per cent of the overall votes polled.
Niko efficiently beat a number of well-liked unbiased rivals together with actor Laurence Fox, Piers Corbyn and Richard Hewison.
After elections concluded, Niko a self-proclaimed Supreme Leader of the Niko Defence League (NDL), took to the Twitter saying “I will not stop until the whole country is run with vibes.”
Earlier, in an ITV information section, when candidates have been requested to summarise their marketing campaign in two phrases, they went for extra predictable slogans akin to ‘creating equality’, ‘restoring hope’ and ‘unbiased voice’ whereas Omilana mentioned – ‘for vibes’.