Rokhsana FiazImage copyright Labour Party
Image caption Rokhsana Fiaz was selected to be Labour’s mayoral candidate for Newham

Labour’s newly elected Mayor of Newham wants to hold a referendum to abolish her role.

Rohksana Fiaz, who won with 53,214 votes, said she was “proud and privileged” to be London’s first directly-elected female mayor.

She takes over from Sir Robin Wales, who was deselected after 23 years in the post.

However, Ms Fiaz hopes to hold the referendum during her four-year term as part of a “democracy review”.

Ms Fiaz was one of four Labour candidates to be elected as mayor in separate boroughs.

Elsewhere in east London, Philip Glanville and John Biggs were re-elected as mayors of Hackney and Tower Hamlets respectively.

In Lewisham, Damien Egan replaced Sir Steve Bullock as mayor.

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