Fact of the Week No 2

Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA

It is widely believed that Sadiq Khan, the Muslim Mayor of London, represents the whole of the London community.

This is slightly misleading.

Look at the facts:

1. Number of people living in London: 8,700,000
2. Number of foreign born people living in London: 3,200,000
3. Number of known Muslims living in London: 1,000,000
4. Votes received by Sadiq Khan when elected Mayor of London: 1,300,000

These figures are approximate since the number of people living in a city obviously changes constantly.

But the figures do rather suggest that just under 15% of Londoners voted for Sadiq Khan and nearly 85% chose not to vote for him.

Copyright Vernon Coleman 2018