2012 London Elections

News and coverage of the 2012 elections for Mayor of London and the London Assembly (The Greater London Authority).

Victoria Borwick named new Deputy Mayor of London

Deputy Mayor of London Victoria Borwick launched the report on Wednesday.

Boris Johnson has named London Assembly member Victoria Borwick as the new Deputy Mayor of London. Borwick replaces Richard Barnes who lost his Assembly seat at last week’s election. By law the Deputy Mayor must be a member of the London Assembly and only it and the Deputy Mayor for Policing are legally recognised positions. […]

Greens hail best ever City Hall result

Jenny JOnes

The Green party have proclaimed themselves London’s third biggest party following last night’s dramatic City Hall elections. The party, which has been represented on the London Assembly since 2000, says it has now overtaken the Liberal Democrats in the capital. In the Mayoral election Green candidate Jenny Jones received 98,913 votes compared to 91,774 for […]

Brian Paddick delivers LibDems worst ever City Hall result

Brian Paddick is the LibDem's Mayoral candidate. Photo: MayorWatch

Last September, long after the other main City Hall parties had picked theirs, London’s Liberal Democrats finally selected a candidate for Mayor. After several rounds of voting former Met Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick beat Mike Tuffrey by just 91 votes. At the time people I spoke to claimed they’d voted for Paddick because […]

London Assembly losses for Conservatives and LibDems

Former Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes will join the TfL board.

The Conservative party last night lost two of its longest-serving London Assembly members as Labour became the biggest group on the body. Boris Johnson’s Deputy Mayor Richard Barnes lost Ealing & Hillingdon to Labour’s Onkar Sahota by just over 3,100 votes. Controversial Barnet and Camden AM Brian Coleman, who also serves as Chair of the […]

Londoners buck national polls to give Boris a second term

AMs have called for changes to London's election rules.

Boris Johnson has defied political gravity to win a second term as Mayor of London. After a tense day of counting Mr Johnson beat rival Ken Livingstone by 3%, closer than many opinion polls predicted. After second preference votes were counted Johnson won 1,054,811 votes to Livingstone’s 992,273. Nationally Johnson’s Conservative party is trailing Labour […]