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Saturday May 3, 2008

Boris is the new Mayor of London

Boris is the new Mayor of London

Boris Johnson has been elected Mayor of London. He received 1,168,738 first and second preference votes compared with Ken Livingstone's 1,028,966.

In his victory speech, he said the election had been good for politics and good for London.

He paid tribute to his main opponents, Brian Paddick and Mr. Livingstone, describing the latter as "a very considerable public servant" who had "earned the thanks and admiration of millions of Londoners."

Boris promised to work "flat out" to cut crime, improve transport, protect green spaces and, most of all, to repay the confidence of everyone who voted for him.

He finished by saying, "Let's get cracking tomorrow; and let's have a drink tonight."

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