The London mayoral election appears to be closer than anticipated, as Labour brace for a tight finish. Londoners across the city voted for their favourite candidates on Thursday May 6, with the final result expected this weekend.
Labour’s Sadiq Khan – the former MP for Tooting – has been the mayor of London for the past five years.
He’s bidding for another four years in charge, and is narrowly ahead in the race.
Khan was expected to completely wipe the floor with the other candidates, but the Conservatives’ Shaun Bailey has drawn more votes than anticipated.
Bailey has already won in both Ealing and Hillingdon, and Brent and Harrow – both of which were under Labour control five years ago.
Mandu Reid (Women’s Equality Party) – 10,523 votes
Piers Corbyn (Let London Live) – 10,285 votes
Vanessa Hudson (Animal Welfare Party) – 8,284 votes
Peter Gammons (UK Independence Party) – 7,333 votes
Farah London (Independent) – 6,168 votes
David Kurten (Heritage Party) – 5,663 votes
Nims Obunge (Independent) – 4,433 votes
Steve Kelleher (Social Democratic Party) – 4,270 votes
Kam Balayev (Renew) – 3,816 votes
Max Fosh (Independent) – 3,157 votes
Valerie Brown (Burning Pink) – 2,695 votes