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London mayoral election results will have people watching on from around the country. Sadiq Khan is currently fighting resistance from Tory candidate Shaun Bailey and a legion of independents looking to undercut the incumbent’s lead. The mayor, who has enjoyed widespread support since coming to office in 2016, looks set to stay on but with 19 other candidates vying for the role, can he hang on to his job?
Who has won the London mayoral elections?
The London mayoral race isn’t as straightforward as usual due to COVID-19.
The pandemic has resulted in several new vote-counting protocols designed to prevent an increase in infections.
As such, counting has only just started, and people may not find out the London mayoral results until this weekend.
Covid rules have meant although all the votes were cast yesterday, counting didn’t begin until 7am today.
Electors will likely continue counting through to the weekend, so people shouldn’t expect any final results before Saturday evening.
However, you can enter your post code into our election widget above to find out if the results for your area are in yet.
And check back as Express.co.uk will update this article as results are announced.
London’s mayoral race operates slightly differently from other elections in the UK.
The Supplementary Vote system allows people to mark their ballot for two candidates, ranked by preference.
If candidates fail to gain a majority (50 percent or more) in the first round, all but the top two face elimination.
The victor is the candidate who gains the most second preference votes, extending the race’s duration.
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Other results for the capital will start to filter in first, later today.
London Assembly Constituency Member votes should come for some constituencies today and others with the mayoral declaration tomorrow.
The following members could declare results today:
- Bexley and Bromley
- Brent and Harrow
- Ealing and Hillingdon
- Havering and Redbridge
- Lambeth and Southwark
- North East
- West Central
These London Assembly Constituency Members are more likely to post their results tomorrow:
- Barnet and Camden
- City and East
- Croydon and Sutton
- Enfield and Haringey
- Greenwich and Lewisham
- Merton and Wandsworth
- South West
There are a total of 11 remaining London-wide Assembly members, with results due tomorrow evening as well.
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