Sadiq Khan’s comfortable victory in London as Mayor was a delivered by overwhelmingly winning over London’s non-white voters, an initial analysis by Political Scrapbook has found.
All of London’s areas with a concentration of ethnic minority voters went primarily for Khan, the results from the live-count show.
Here is a map of London areas with the highest concentrations of ethnic minorities.
The areas with the highest Asian populations in London are: Newham, Redbridge, Brent, Tower Hamlets, Harrow, Ealing and Hounslow.
The areas with the highest black populations in London: Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham and Croydon, Newham, Brent and Hackney.
These constituencies correlate closely with areas where Sadiq Khan did best against Goldsmith
Goldsmith’s campaign to tie Khan to extremism hoped to switch London’s Indian (Sikh and Hindu) voters – but that seems to have backfired. Areas with a relatively higher proportion of Indian voters (Ealing, Brent, Harrow, Hounslow) seem to have gone for Khan, according to an initial look at figures.
More detailed figures will be released in coming days.
As one Tory said today, this was a ‘dog whistle [campaign] in a city with no dogs’