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London mayoral election, 2016

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Turnout 45.3%
  Sadiq Khan.jpg Zac Goldsmith (cropped).jpg
Candidate Sadiq Khan Zac Goldsmith
Party Labour Conservative
Popular vote 1,310,143 994,614
Percentage 56.85% 43.15%

Mayor before election

Boris Johnson

Elected Mayor

Sadiq Khan

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.



  • 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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