London mayoral election, 2000

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London mayoral election, 2000
United Kingdom
4 May 2000 → 2004

  Ken Livingstone.jpg Steven Norris.jpg
Candidate Ken Livingstone Steven Norris
Party Independent Conservative
1st Round vote 667,877 464,434
Percentage 39.0% 27.1%
2nd Round vote 776,427 564,137
Percentage 57.9% 42.1%

  Frank Dobson MP, crop.jpg Susan Kramer 01.jpg
Candidate Frank Dobson Susan Kramer
Party Labour Liberal Democrat
1st Round vote 223,884 203,452
Percentage 13.1% 11.9%

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First preference votes by London Assembly constituency. Blue constituencies are those with most first preference votes for Steven Norris and purple those for Ken Livingstone

Mayor before election

Position established

Elected Mayor

Ken Livingstone
Independent

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The first election to the office of Mayor of London took place on 4 May 2000.

Candidates[edit]

Candidate selection[edit]

Labour[edit]

Ken Livingstone had sought the Labour Party nomination but was defeated by Frank Dobson. He described the result as "tainted" because the election system gave greater weight to the votes of London Labour MPs, MEPs, & GLA candidates, rather than rank-and-file party members,[7] and decided to contest the election as an Independent candidate. On handing in nomination papers he was automatically expelled from the Labour Party.[8]

First round
Candidate Elected members Individual members Affiliated supporters Total
Frank Dobson 86.5% 35.3% 26.9%
49.6%
Ken Livingstone 12.2% 54.9% 71.0%
46.0%
Glenda Jackson 1.4% 9.8% 2.1%
4.4%
Second round
Candidate Elected members Individual members Affiliated supporters Total
Frank Dobson Green tickY 86.5% 40.1% 28.0%
51.5%
Ken Livingston 13.5% 59.9% 72.0%
48.5%

Source

Conservatives[edit]

Steve Norris had lost the original selection ballot for Conservative candidate to Jeffrey Archer, but Archer stood down as a candidate when a newspaper printed a story accusing him of committing perjury during a 1987 libel trial [9](he was later convicted and imprisoned).[10]

First round
Candidate Votes  %
Jeffrey Archer Green tickY 15,716
71.2%
Steven Norris 6,350
28.8%
Re-run
Candidate Votes  %
Steven Norris Green tickY 12,903
73.3%
Andrew Boff 4,712
26.7%

Source

Results[edit]

Mayor of London election 4 May 2000 [11]
Party Candidate 1st Round  % 2nd Round Total  First Round Votes  Transfer Votes 
Independent Ken Livingstone 667,877 39.0% 108,540 776,417
Conservative Steven Norris 464,434 27.1% 99,703 564,137
Labour Frank Dobson 223,884 13.1%
Liberal Democrat Susan Kramer 203,452 11.9%
Christian Peoples Ram Gidoomal 43,060 2.4%
Green Darren Johnson 38,121 2.2%
BNP Michael Newland 33,569 2.0%
UKIP Damian Hockney 16,324 1.0%
Pro-Motorist Small Shop Geoffrey Ben-Nathan 9,956 0.6%
Independent Ashwin Tanna 9,015 0.5%
Natural Law Geoffrey Clements 5,470 0.3%
Independent win
  • Turnout: 1,752,303 (34.43%)
  • As the ballot papers are counted electronically, totals for all second preferences are available, even though some did not contribute to the final result.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile of Ben-Nathan on bbc.co.uk
  2. ^ Profile of Clements from bbc.co.uk
  3. ^ Profile of Gidoomal
  4. ^ Profile of Newland from bbc.co.uk
  5. ^ Freedom Party website
  6. ^ Profile of Tanna on bbc.co.uk
  7. ^ "Now Ken must decide". The Guardian. 2000-02-20. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Labour expels Livingstone". BBC. 2000-04-04. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  9. ^ "Steve Norris: Tory who ran as a liberal". BBC. 2000-05-05. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  10. ^ "Archer jailed for perjury". BBC. 2001-07-19. Retrieved 2016-03-07. 
  11. ^ "2000 election results for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly". London Elects. 5 May 2000. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 

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