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London elections 2012

Published Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Elections for the Mayor of London and London Assembly were held on 3 May 2012. The Conservative candidate Boris Johnson was re-elected as Mayor, winning 44% of first preference votes. Labour won 12 of the 25 London Assembly seats to become the largest party in the Assembly.

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Elections for the Mayor of London and London Assembly were held on 3 May 2012.

The Conservative candidate Boris Johnson was re-elected as Mayor of London. Johnson won 44.0% of first preference votes, compared to 40.3% for the Labour candidate Ken Livingstone. Turnout in the Mayoral election was 37.4%, down 7.1% points compared to the previous election in 2008.

Labour won 12 of the 25 seats in the London Assembly elections, four more than in 2008, and are now the largest party in the Assembly. The Conservatives have nine seats and the Green Party and Liberal Democrats both have two seats. Turnout in the Assembly election was 37.5%, a reduction of 6.9% points compared to 2008.

Commons Briefing papers RP12-28

Authors: Feargal McGuinness; Jeremy Hardacre

Topics: Election results : UK, Elections, Regional assemblies

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