We are pleased to announce that our client briefing on the 2012 London Assembly and Mayoral elections is now available to download on the Publications section of our website.
In a tantalisingly close fought race, Boris Johnson squeezed home in the Mayoral election as we predicted to win a second term at City Hall.
The result finally came through in the early of the 4 May with the figures showing a victory by just 3% for Boris over Ken after second preference votes. Green candidate Jenny Jones won third place from Lib Dem Brian Paddick whilst independent Siobhan Benita took a respectable fifth place. Turnout came in at 37.9%, five percent more than the local election results.
Meanwhile on the London Assembly Labour gained Barnet & Camden and Ealing & Hillingdon and now hold 12 of the 25 seats overall leaving the Conservatives with nine and the Greens and Lib Dems two each.
We hope you enjoy this briefing from LCA on the Mayoral and Assembly results. We will be scrutinising the results over the coming week and deciphering what this will mean for London governance over the next four years.