MAYORAL ELECTION: Boris crowned king on stroke of midnight

BORIS Johnson has won the race to become mayor of London. The conservative candidate took a combined first and second preference total of 1,168,738 votes. Ken Livingstone gained 1,028,966 votes. The result was announced just before midnight, with Boris Jo

BORIS Johnson has won the race to become mayor of London.

The conservative candidate took a combined first and second preference total of 1,168,738 votes. Ken Livingstone gained 1,028,966 votes.

The result was announced just before midnight, with Boris Johnson claiming just over a million first preference votes, leaving the outgoing mayor with an impossible deficit to make up.