Labour's Sadiq Khan has made history by becoming the Mayor of London for the third time.

The elections held on Thursday, May 2 saw thousands of Londoners head the polls to have their say on who would be the next person to step into the role.

After hours of vote counting, it was confirmed that Labour’s Sadiq Khan had won a record-breaking third term in the role.

Sadiq Khan wins third term as Mayor of London

Khan won his first term as Mayor of London back in 2016 after former Mayor Boris Johnson chose not to go for re-election which later saw the once Conservative leader become Prime Minster.

In 2021, after Mayoral elections were postponed a year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Khan won his second term.

Now, 2024 has seen Khan make history by winning his third term in the role, beating out both former Mayor Johnson and Ken Livington (2000-2008) as the longest ruling Mayor to date.

Ahead of the election, there had been some debate as to whether Khan would be successful amid his controversial ULEZ expansion.

Newham Recorder: The Labour member has made history with his win.The Labour member has made history with his win. (Image: PA Wire)

The ULEZ was created as part of Khan’s bid to improve the health of Londoners and battle the air pollution of London, seeing non-compliant cars charged a daily rate of £12.50 when entering the zone.

Despite protests against the zone and Khan himself with some pitching protests outside his home, the Labour member has kept the title of Mayor.

As part of Khan’s campaign to win the 2024 Mayoral Election, he shared that he wants to help build more affordable homes and affordable transport.

In recent weeks, the Labour member revealed plans for the Superloop 2, seeing more express bus routes across London.

Khan said that he plans to double the number of Superloop services from 10 to 20 and would include connections from Harrow to Barnet, North Greenwich to Thamesmead and Richmond to Wimbledon to name a few.


Sadiq Khan's proposed Superloop 2 bus routes in London

Before the election, the Mayor said he wanted to "send a message" to the Conservative Party by winning a historic third term in the role as a Labour Mayor.

Sharing: “(This is) an opportunity for Londoners to send a message to the Tories, not only for crashing the economy but for their anti-London approach."

In winning his third term, Khan beat out the likes of the Conservative’s Susan Hall and the Reform UK’s Howard Cox.