Sadiq Khan claimed that London will continue to prosper as a city outside the EU this morning as David Cameron resigned and the value of the pound fell to its lowest level in 31 years.
Mr Khan stressed that despite the turbulence caused by the Leave vote, London would remain a great city to live, work and raise a family.
Meanwhile American investment bank Morgan Stanley has denied reports that it is moving 2,000 staff from London to Dublin and Frankfurt following the result of the EU referendum.
“I want to send a clear message to the British people and to businesses and investors around the world this morning – there is no need to panic,” Mr Khan said.
“We all have a responsibility to now seek to heal the divisions that have emerged throughout this campaign – and to focus on that which unites us, rather than that which divides us.”
He also tweeted:
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 24, 2016
Streatham Labour MP Chuka Umunna took to Twitter to express his pride as Lambeth backed remain with 79% of the vote.
— Chuka Umunna (@ChukaUmunna) June 24, 2016
It comes as Labour MPs Dame Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey submitted a motion of no confidence in Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn today with a letter to the Parliamentary Labour Party.
Boris Johnson has been conspicuously absent on Twitter, with his last tweet thanking voters sent at 23.41 yesterday.
The polls have now closed, democracy has been served + we await the verdict of the people. Thanks to everyone involved + everyone who voted
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) June 23, 2016
Mr Johnson is currently the bookies’ favourite to replace Mr Cameron as Prime Minister when he stands down in October.