London has changed hands from the eccentric Tory Boris Johnson to the moderate Labour MP Sadiq Khan. He has made history by being the first London Mayor of the Islamic faith.
In a race frought with dirty tactics and subtle racism, Khan has emerged victorious with a majority evident by 7pm last night.
But what did Twitter have to say?
Labour supporters were thrilled:
— Sarah Naz (@SarahNazH) May 6, 2016
— Hannah (@HannahDurin) May 6, 2016
Others less so…
— Matt Bentley (@JustMattBentley) May 6, 2016
Quickly the topic of conversation turned to race:
— Hilary Cross (@Hilary_Cross) May 6, 2016
All pork products banned within M25 – the new mayor’s first dictat! #LondonElects
— Christopher Dighton (@ChrisDighton) May 6, 2016
Which in turn prompted a response…
Interesting – much of the #LondonElects conversation is about race…as a multicultural city, surely we just voted for best man for the job?
— Anna Owers (@AnnaBeautyPR) May 6, 2016
But ultimately, the facts remain clear.
— London Live (@LondonLive) May 6, 2016
Congratulations to the new London Mayor!