Upcoming Election Could Produce First Muslim Leader Of EU Capital

Opposition Labour candidate, Sadiq Khan, has a strong lead in final polls before London’s mayoral elections on Thursday, putting him on course to become the first Muslim leader of a European Union capital.

After a bad-tempered campaign, two surveys on Wednesday gave the son of a bus driver a lead of up to 14 points over Zac Goldsmith, his multimillionaire rival from Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party.

There are 10 other candidates to replace Conservative Boris Johnson as mayor, a position that has responsibility for transport, policing, housing and promoting economic development — but none of them have a chance.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London.