“Humble” Khan vows to “construct bridges” in second time period as London Mayor

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Sadiq Khan has said he was “really humble” to be elected to a second term as Mayor of London.

And he vowed to work on “building bridges” in a country that remains “deeply divided”.

Before signing the official acceptance letter for office at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the mayor announced plans for “the largest domestic tourism campaign the capital has ever seen”.

The Let’s Do London name puts art and culture at the center of the capital’s economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr. Khan spoke to reporters from the Globe stage where he was accompanied by award-winning British actor and director Adrian Lester.

“It is fitting that we are here on the globe today … because it is a story of resilience and renewal,” said the mayor.

“I am truly humble at the trust the Londoners have placed in me (and) I promise to do my best to repay their trust through tireless work.

Sadiq Khan signed the official declaration of acceptance on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater (Stefan Rousseau / PA).

“London’s art and culture help make this city one of the largest in the world.

“It’s time to leave the dark days of the past behind … for everyone who calls this great city home.”

Mr. Khan said the election results showed that “our country and even our city remain deeply divided”.

“I promise to build bridges that will keep us closer together rather than the walls that drive us apart,” he said.

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