Boris & Richard Tracey Back
No change for residents at City Hall
Boris Johnson has been re-elected as London Mayor, beating Ken Livingstone by a margin of 3%.The announcement was made just before midnight, after a count that lasted more than twenty-five hours. The overall result was 1,054,811 votes for Boris Johnson while the final number of votes for Ken Livingstone was 992,273.
The result was delayed by almost four hours from its expected time of 8 p.m. when it was discovered that two ballot boxes from Brent and Harrow were sent into storage without being verified and had to be sorted and recounted by hand.
Tony Travers of the London School of Economics said that Boris had “ walked on water “ to win, considering the result of the Conservative party at national level.
Ken Livingstone said he would not run for election again.
Conservative candidate Richard Tracey retained his position as London Assembly Constituency Member for Wandsworth & Merton. He received the backing of 65,197 voters, a drop of 1.7% from the last AM election. His seat was the first of the fourteen seats to be announced.
Richard Tracey told us:
"I am naturally delighted with the election result and the fact that my constituents have strongly approved of my record as their Assembly Member for the last 4 years. I thank them for their support. I look forward now to working with Boris Johnson to take London further forward in his second Mayoralty."
The May 3 elections were for the Mayor of London, the 14 Constituency London Assembly Members, and the 11 London-wide Assembly Members.
London Mayoral Election
London Assembly Election
May 6, 2012