Labour Party leadership election

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  4. Mayor of London welcomes new Labour leader

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    Sadiq Khan and Keir Starmer

    Sadiq Khan has welcomed Keir Starmer’s election as leader of the Labour party, saying he is “best suited” to hold the Government to account during the coronavirus outbreak.

    The Mayor of London said changes in the party were “clearly necessary to put ourselves back on the path to forming a Labour Government”.But he said he was confident Sir Keir would rise to “the scale of this challenge”.

    Labour members and affiliated unions chose the Holborn and St Pancras MP to replace Jeremy Corbyn as party leader on Saturday, with Angela Rayner succeeding former MP Tom Watson as deputy leader.

    Sir Keir took control of the party with a decisive victory, gaining 56% of the first round of voting.

    Rivals Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy finished on 28% and 16% respectively.

    London’s Mayor previously backed Sir Keir for the top job, saying he was “the best person to unite our party, take the fight to the Tories and put Labour in government”.

    Speaking after the leadership results on Saturday, Mr Khan said he was “delighted” with the result.

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