Sadiq Khan, London’s first elected Muslim mayor, was sworn in on a sunny Saturday at a multi-faith service at Southwark Cathedral.
Among those attending the occasion was venerated actor Ian McKellen, who greeted Khan before the ceremony. Former Labour leader Ed Miliband and Met police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe were there, too.
In a brief speech, Khan said: “Some of you may not know, I grew up on a council estate, a few miles from here.” (He’s said that line many times during the campaign.)
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