Sadiq Khan leads London race, could be 1st Muslim mayor

May 6, 2016 3:11 PM

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LONDON — Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, led London’s mayoral race Friday, opening a lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith that left him poised to be the city’s first Muslim mayor.

Labour was trounced in Scotland but lost fewer seats than many expected elsewhere in local and regional elections that underscored Britain’s political divisions.

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