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Britain First's Paul Golding Turns His Back On Sadiq Khan During London Mayoral Election Speech

Kinda loses it's impact when you've basically come last.

07/05/2016 01:32 | Updated 09 May 2016

Britain First leader, Paul Golding, celebrated failing abysmally in the London Mayoral elections by turning his back on Sadiq Khan as he made his victory speech.

Perhaps most telling was the fact many people didn't even know who he was...

Britain First fell far short in their objective to get deputy leader Jayda Fransen elected to the GLA, even releasing a video the night before the results to apologise for being trounced.

London has elected Sadiq Khan as its mayor after the Labour MP ran a campaign based on increasing social mobility, making housing more affordable and growing the capital’s prosperity.

He said he was “deeply humbled by the hope and trust” voters placed in him, adding: “I want to thank every single Londoner for making the impossible possible.”

He added: “I’m so proud that Londoners have today chosen hope over fear and unity over division.”

Golding aside, reaction to the news was more along the lines of this... (story continues after link box).

Khan has faced far worse, namely from his Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith.

During the campaign, Khan told the HuffPost UK he felt his rival’s negative campaign was putting ethnic minorities off taking part in politics.

He said: “How do you think they feel when – and I say this without hubris or arrogance – a mainstream British Muslim, someone who has spent his life lecturing British Muslims about getting involved in mainstream society and civic society is treated this way?

“I’ve already had people approaching me saying ‘you know, do you really think I’m going to encourage my nephew and niece, son and daughter, to get involved in politics if this is the way that you’re treated?’

“That’s why I’m disappointed in Zac. Zac should know better and Zac does know better and one of the things when you’re a candidate is you receive advice all the time.”

Khan also spoke in April about how the “Donald Trump approach” to politics would never succeed in London. 

“Trying to divide communities, turn them against each other – I don’t think will work in London,” he said.

“We don’t just tolerate differences, we respect them. My campaign has Muslims, Jews, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, those who aren’t a member of an organised faith, rich, poor, old, young, black, white, gay, lesbian. We’ve even got Yorkshiremen and women helping on my campaign, that’s how inclusive we are. And that’s the London I know.”

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