London result live blog test

  • austin

    Brown’s position already appears fairly untenable. Playing Fantasy Politics for a minute, is there anything in the Labour Constitition to prevent Blair from making a political comeback, if he won a by-election somewhere.-Unlikely I know (Labour winning a by- election, that is).

  • Pete Baker

    According to the Guardian’s live-blogging effort.

    After, I think 5 confirmed constituencies,

    9.42: Ken has apparently won the majority of first preference votes in Brent & Harrow. It’s going to have to be a pretty big majority to make a difference now, but it’s still something to hold onto for Ken and his fans.

    Of course, according to the cameras roaming the streets looking for experts, most of Ken’s fans are now holding on to something already. Mainly a stiff drink.

    9.47: New numbers!
    Boris Johnson: 378,239 votes
    Ken Livingstone: 343,770 votes.

  • Pete Baker

    7 of 14 constituencies declared.
    FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES:
    Boris Johnson: 46%
    Ken Livingstone: 40%
    Brian Paddick: 9%

  • Pete Baker

    10.55pm: Ten out of fourteen constituencies declared.
    FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES:
    Boris: 718,959 43%
    Ken: 659, 311 39%
    Brian P: 166, 347 10%

    Only four more to go.

  • Dewi

    Ain’t been watching and hate the word “Twittering” but looks like a done deal ?

  • Pete Baker

    11 of 14 constituencies declared.
    FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES:
    Boris Johnson: 804, 439 42%
    Ken Livingstone: 709, 929 37%
    Brian Paddick: 187,158 10%

  • Debbie

    Only a few minutes away for a result!!!!

  • Pete Baker

    10.45pm: We’re getting close – THIRTEEN out of fourteen constituencies declared, according to Sky…
    FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES:
    Boris: 963,700 42%
    Ken: 834, 396 37%
    Paddick: 220, 998 10%

    Debbie

    Only a few minutes away, possibly.

  • Pete Baker

    11.39pm: We’re getting close – THIRTEEN [Fourteen? – Ed] out of fourteen constituencies declared, according to Sky…
    FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES:
    Boris: 1,043,761 43%
    Ken: 893, 877 37%
    Paddick: 236, 685 10%

    On to the second preferences now?

    Result tomorrow then..

  • Debbie

    Looking like it Pete.

  • Debbie

    Here we go. And it’s Boris alright. It’s official.

    Boris got over a million. 1,430,761 votes.

  • zzzzzzzzzzzz

    Who cares… really?

  • Pete Baker

    Full results. TOTAL FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES
    BNP 69,710
    UKIP 22,422
    Sian Berry/Green 77,374
    Christian Choice: 39,249
    Left List: 16,796
    BORIS JOHNSON/Con 1,043,761
    KEN LIVINGSTONE/Labour 893,877
    Winston McKenzie (ind): 5389
    Matt O’Connor (English Democrats): 10,695
    BRIAN PADDICK/libdem: 236,685

    Because there was no one person with over 50% of the total vote, the two with the most (Ken and Bozza) went to second preference votes.

    FINAL FINAL TOTAL:

    Boris: 1,168,738
    Ken: 1,028,966

    So there we have it.

    Boris Johnson is the next mayor of London.

  • Debbie

    Congratulations to the city of London on a great race. Very interesting. Commisserations to Labour. Anyone see Tony Benn earlier on BBC? I thought he gave the best analysis of the reasons behind labours downfall. He described the credit crunch as an economic 9/11.

  • Pete Baker

    Not like Tony Benn to underplay a financial crisis.. ;op

    “the credit crunch as an economic 9/11”, indeed.

    *shakes head*

  • Debbie

    Yeah now that you mention it, he did over play it a bit. But I’m too young to remember him back in the day pete;-)

  • Pete Baker

    Just as well some of us are still around then..

    *harrumph*

  • PaddyReilly

    Congratulations to the city of London on a great race.

    It wasn’t the City of London that was voting:-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London

    It was the Greater London area.

  • Gregory

    I think Boris did really well not to say something terrible, like perhaps by accident, or even on purpose. It was like a horse race, my cable box had to re-tune because I’d kicked the power, the putter was turned on, at the same time, it was a neck and neck thing

    it could just so easily have been BBC 24, it wasn’t, the old Fujitsu, pushed harder, bleeped on, browser open, Slugger in the frame and I knew, I really did, Boris had won! in fact I had another window on the BBC news website before the telly was working.

  • RepublicanStones

    well if the yanks can re-elect Dubya, anythings possible.

    Im sure Tony Benn will be going home for a whiskey infront of his nice coal fire

  • Rory

    Oh no he won’t, Republican Stones. Benn is strict Methodist TT. So it’s a large mug of tea for him. I’ll be drowning my sorrows with the hard stuff though.

  • The Serpent

    Im sure Tony Benn will be going home for a whiskey infront of his nice coal fire

    Posted by RepublicanStones on May 03, 2008 @ 01:00 AM

    I am not normally one to point the finger but RS the above does show you to be a little lightweight on the political heavyweights. Tony Benn is perhaps one of the most high profile tea-totallers that i can think of and more so takes it so literally that rather than it being just a euphemism for abstention from alcohol he does actually drink inordinate amounts of tea !!

    As for those who in times of political defeat actually would have sat down in front of a warm fire with a tall glass of whisky then I can think of no other than Margaret Thatcher who drank little else and when she did she could drink it in quantities that would have many a man foaming at the mouth, slackening at the sphincter and finding posture horizontal more possible than vertical.