The two leading candidates in the May 3 London mayoral election don’t bother with surnames. Boris Johnson, the Conservative incumbent, and Ken Livingstone, his Labour predecessor and challenger, are famous enough to get away with the rock-star affectation whereby first names suffice.
London Mayor Boris Johnson’s lead over his Labour challenger, Ken Livingstone, narrowed to two percentage points in the latest poll before next week’s election, reflecting a fall in support for the government.
On London’s Downing Street, home of British prime ministers and at Buckingham Palace, the flags flew at half staff today honoring the death of “a great leader,” in the words of Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative successor, Prime Minister David Cameron.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has a six percentage-point lead over his main challenger, Ken Livingstone, before the May 3 mayoral election, the Evening Standard newspaper reported, citing a ComRes Ltd. poll.
Gordon Brown said he is willing to resign as British prime minister and leader of the Labour Party, clearing the way for talks with the Liberal Democrats on forming a government. Here are some of the key events of Labour’s time in office.
Boris Johnson’s quest to win a second term as London mayor on May 3 is complicated by his need to court voters battered by the government’s austerity measures and his desire to champion the city’s unloved bankers.