London mayoral election, 2016 facts for kids
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|London mayoral election, 2016
|5 May 2016
|Candidate||'Sadiq Khan'||Zac Goldsmith|
The London mayoral election, 2016 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 and the Labour Party candidate was Sadiq Khan. In the election, Khan was elected mayor.
- Conservative Party - Zac Goldsmith
- Labour Party - Sadiq Khan
- Liberal Democrats - Caroline Pidgeon
- Green party - Siân Berry
- UKIP - Peter Whittle
- Respect Party - George Galloway
- Zack Goldsmith - 994,614
- Sadiq Khan - 1,310,143
- Caroline Pidgeon - 120,005
- Siân Berry - 150,673
- 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.
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The outgoing Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. The 2016 Mayoral Election was the first in which the incumbent Mayor did not stand for re-election.
The BBC debate on 18 April between the five leading candidates was chaired by Andrew Neil
Transport costs on London's Underground system (pictured) were a key early issue in the campaign
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