It has been officially announced that Sadiq Khan has won a majority in Merton and Wandsworth.

Today (Saturday, May 4), votes are being counted at the ExCel building in Newham to confirm the next assembly members for London constituencies.

Sir Keir Starmer said he remains confident Sadiq Khan can win a third term as the Labour mayor of London.

Speaking to reporters in Mansfield, the Labour leader said: “Sadiq Khan was absolutely the right candidate. He has got two terms of delivery behind him and I am confident that he has got another term of delivery in front of him.

“But look, if you look across the country, I am standing here in Mansfield in the East Midlands where we have won a significant victory in the mayoralty here, but that is the pattern across the country.

“We have been winning in Blackpool in a by-election with a 26% swing, we have won in York and North Yorkshire, true blue Tory territory, and here in the East Midlands where there are very many constituencies that matter hugely in that general election.

“All of this is done with a purpose. I want a Labour Government to serve our country.

“This is effectively the last stop on the journey to the general election and I am really pleased to be able to show we are making progress, we have earned the trust and confidence of voters and we are making progress towards that general election.”

Electors went to the ballot boxes between 7am and 10pm on Thursday (May 2) to choose who they want to sit in City Hall across the next term.

The voting system has changed for the Mayor of London to a first-past-the-post system, in line with general elections.

This sees voters make just one choice, rather than two under the previous supplementary method.

Ballots are being counted at different locations across the capital today (Saturday, May 4), with the ExCeL hosting results for all the constituencies of Bexley and Bromley, City and East (including Newham, Barking and Dagenham, City of London and Tower Hamlets), Croydon and Sutton, Greenwich and Lewisham and Havering and Redbridge.

The counts for Barnet and Camden and Enfield and Haringey will be held at Alexandra Palace, while the Brent and Harrow count will be held at Harrow Leisure Centre. 

Meanwhile the Copper Box Arena will host the count for the North East (Waltham Forest, Hackney and Islington), Oval Cricket Ground will host the count for Lambeth and Southwark and Westway Sport Centre will host the count for Merton and Wandsworth. 

The count for South West (Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames) will be held at St Mary's University, Twickenham, West Central (Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea) will be held at Olympia and the count for Ealing and Hillingdon will be held at Marquee, Walpole Park.