London elects Boris Johnson as Mayor of London
9th May 2012
The Greater London Returning Officer has announced that Boris Johnson has been elected the Mayor of London for the next four years.
The GRLO announced the result of the Mayoral election at City Hall. No candidate received more than 50 percent of the votes, so all but the top two candidates were eliminated. Second preference votes for the top two candidates were then taken into account, and the candidate with the most combined first and second preference declared the winner.
The first and second preference votes for each of the seven candidates can be found on www.londonelects.org.uk/im-voter/results-and-past-elections/results-2012.
Greater London Returning Officer John Bennett said:
“I want to give a huge thank you to all those involved in running the election. It takes a cast of thousands to make sure the election runs smoothly and that Londoners can get on with the business of choosing the Mayor for the next four years.”
“The months of hard work by staff at London’s boroughs, at London Elects and at our suppliers has meant that voters could have their say on who runs London.”
The full results of the election of the 25 members of the London Assembly will follow shortly. For a full breakdown of the Mayoral and Assembly results, go to www.londonelects.org.uk/im-voter/results-and-past-elections/results-2012.