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Labour candidate Sadiq Khan was set to become the first Muslim to be elected mayor of London on Thursday, loosening the ruling Conservatives’ hold on Britain’s financial center after a campaign marred by charges of anti-Semitism and extremism.

His expected victory may be a lone bright spot for the Labour Party on a day of local elections in England, Scotland and Wales. Opinion polls suggested the main opposition party will lose seats in some traditional strongholds, testing the authority of its new left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

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