2016 London mayoral election

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London mayoral election, 2016

← 2012 5 May 2016 2020 →
Turnout45.3% Increase 7.2 pp
  Sadiq Khan November 2016.jpg Zac Goldsmith MP - official photo 2017 (cropped).jpg Sian berry.jpg
Candidate Sadiq Khan Zac Goldsmith Siân Berry
Party Labour Conservative Green
1st Round vote 1,148,716 909,755 150,673
Percentage 44.2% 35.0% 5.8%
2nd Round vote 1,310,143 994,614 Eliminated
Percentage 56.8% 43.2% Eliminated

London mayoral election by borough 2016 map.png
Result of voting by London borough. Red boroughs are those with a plurality of (first-preference) votes for Sadiq Khan and blue are those with a plurality for Zac Goldsmith.

Mayor before election

Boris Johnson
Conservative

Elected Mayor

Sadiq Khan
Labour

The 2016 London mayoral election was held on 5 May 2016 to elect the next Mayor of London. It was the fifth London mayoral election. The sitting mayor of London Boris Johnson did not stand for re-election. The Conservative Party candidate was Zac Goldsmith [1] and the Labour Party candidate was Sadiq Khan.[2] In the election, Khan was elected mayor.

Candidates[change | change source]

Results[change | change source]

  • Sadiq Khan - 1,310,143
  • Zack Goldsmith - 994,614
  • Siân Berry - 150,673
  • Caroline Pidgeon - 120,005
  • Peter Whittle - 94,373
  • George Galloway- 37,007


The election election used the supplementary vote system, which is where the voters choose a first and a second choice of candidates. After two rounds Khan was elected as Mayor[3].

References[change | change source]

  1. Donovan, Tim (17 September 2015). "Tory London mayoral selection process 'chaotic compared to Labour'". BBC News. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  2. Wintour, Patrick. "Sadiq Khan elected as Labour's candidate for mayor of Londo". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2015.
  3. "Elections: Labour's Sadiq Khan elected London mayor". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2016.