Election 2016: London Results

Because of the devolution of powers to City Hall, London also held local elections, one for the city’s mayor and one for representatives in the London Assembly. There was an expected swing to Labour due to the unpopularity of Tory candidate Zac Goldsmith, especially in comparison with outgoing mayor Boris Johnson, as well as the widely known fact that London is traditionally more left-wing than most of the rest of England. Out of all the elections that took place, the resultsĀ in London were Labour’sĀ strongest and because of this London will see more left-wing policies implemented in areas like housing, transport, and policing.

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