News: What does Sadiq Khan’s victory mean for housing in London?


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The new mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged to do all in his power to help make London “better” after beating his nearest rival Zac Goldsmith, of the Conservatives, by 1,310,143 votes to 994,614, giving him a larger personal mandate than either of his predecessors, Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone.

Khan, who will be stepping down as MP for Tooting, insists that he wants to give all Londoners the same opportunities that he has had by vowing to lead “the most transparent, engaged and accessible administration London has ever seen”.

As he was sworn in as London mayor in a ceremony in Southwark Cathedral last Friday, Khan said: “My burning ambition for our city, that will guide my mayoralty, is to ensure that all Londoners get the opportunities that my city gave to me.”

“I promise you I will always do everything in my power to make our city better. I will be a mayor for all Londoners,” he added.

But what does Khan’s victory mean for London’s housing crisis?

Affordable housing

Khan’s campaign focused heavily on the capital’s housing crisis and the desperate need for more affordable homes, both to buy and to rent – and it seems that Londoners have been won over by the promise of affordable housing for all.

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