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New Labour mayor Rohksana Fiaz plans to abolish her role

Rokhsana Fiaz Image 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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