Boris Johnson wins mayoral vote

Boris Johnson has been elected as the Conservative candidate for London Mayor. Over 20,000 people voted in the election, and Boris received 79% of the votes.

A delighted Boris said, "I'd like to thank Londoners for giving me this opportunity."

"As I visited all of London's 32 boroughs in the last few weeks, the message is loud and clear - King Newt's days are numbered."

David Cameron said, "Boris will be an excellent candidate. It's about time that all Londoners had the chance to vote for real change."

The election itself was a political first, with every Londoner (and not just Party members) being able to cast their vote.


Boris visited Greenwich last week when he came to see for himself the chaos caused by Transport for London's decision to close the early morning tidal flow contra-flow in the Blackwall Tunnel.  He met with GLA candidate Andy Jennings and other local councillors taking breakfast at Gambardella's café at the Blackheath Standard.


Blackheath Westcombe ward councillor Alex Wilson said he was pleased with the visit. He said: "The one real area the Mayor of London can genuinely affect in Greenwich is transport. That's why Boris was here today and I'm glad he is looking at the problem."


Photo shows Boris meeting with local Conservative Councillors, from left, Cllr Graeme Coombs, Cllr Alex Wilson, Cllr Andy Jennings, Boris Johnson MP, Cllr Eileen Glover, Cllr Geoff Brighty.