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William Shatner Tweeted "Khaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnn!!!" At Sadiq Khan And London's New Mayor Followed Him Back

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This weekend Sadiq Khan became the new mayor of London.

Sadiq Khan being congratulated by Sir Ian McKellen on becoming London mayor, which is not an official British political tradition.
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Sadiq Khan being congratulated by Sir Ian McKellen on becoming London mayor, which is not an official British political tradition.


The 1.3 million votes the Labour MP gained are the most ever won by an individual politician in a single election in the UK.

Khan is the Muslim son of Pakistani immigrants, his father drove a bus, and he grew up on a council estate. His victory over Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith, the son of a billionaire banker, has been making waves across the world.

Son of a Pakistani bus driver, champion of workers' rights and human rights, and now Mayor of London. Congrats, @SadiqKhan. -H

News of Khan's victory has also reached William Shatner, who congratulated him in a way only he could.

William Shatner / Twitter / Via Twitter: @WilliamShatner

Shortly after, Khan followed Shatner back.

William Shatner / Twitter / Via Twitter: @WilliamShatner

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Matthew Champion is a deputy world news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Matthew Champion at matthew.champion@buzzfeed.com.

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