We've survived the plague, so we may well survive Boris Johnson

LONDON has survived the plague and the blitz so it should survive having Boris Johnson as mayor, says writer and UNICEF ambassador Martin Bell, while Tom Conti reckons a great weight has been lifted from the city's shoulders with the defeat of Ken Livingstone in last week s mayora

LONDON has survived the plague and the blitz so it should survive having Boris Johnson as mayor, says writer and UNICEF ambassador Martin Bell, while Tom Conti reckons a great weight has been lifted with the defeat of Ken Livingstone in last week's mayoral election.

Crouch End actress and comedian Arabella Weir said before the election that she would throw herself under a horse at Ascot if Boris Johnson won but might now settle for annoying him by moving in next door and having all-night parties.

These are just some of the reactions to Boris Johnson's mayoral victory. Read more, plus comprehensive coverage on all the elections that affect you in this week's editions of the Ham&High.