London elections are held at a regular interval of four years. The mayoral election of London was first held on 4th May in the year 2000. Ken Livingstone of the Independent party won the election and became the Mayor of London. The second election was held on 10th June 2004. Ken Livingstone again won the election for the second time.
The mayoral election of London follows the supplementary vote system. The voters vote for their first choice and second choice. In the first round of election, if none of the candidates acquire a maximum of 50% votes, a second round of election takes place. In this second round of elections, two of the leading candidates from the first election compete against each other. The number of votes secured by a candidate in the first round election and the second round election are added together to get the result. The person winning maximum number of votes in both the rounds wins the election.
Parties Competing for the Mayoral Election:
The next London election will be held on 1st May 2008. The candidates from the following parties will be competing in this election:
- English Democrats