Results on the first day of counting in the election for Mayor of London show Conservative Shaun Bailey topping the vote in Bexley and Bromley with 100,630.
Sadiq Khan came second with 44,350.
The result is quite similar in terms of vote share to 2016 for both the Conservatives (Zac Goldsmith in 2016) and Sadiq Khan (Labour).
Back then the Tories gained 97,433 verses 48,134 for Labour.
While in Greenwich and Lewisham it was 84507 for Labour and 39141 for Conservative.
Across London, with around half the votes counted Sadiq Khan leads on 39 per cent to Shaun Bailey 37 per cent.
Tomorrow’s count covers the rest of London and features areas slightly more favourable to Labour, with Sadiq Khan expected to extend his lead.
If Khan or Bailey fail to win more than 50 per cent of votes, people’s second preference are taken into consideration to ensure the winner receives more than 50 per cent of votes from both first and second preferences.
The Greens are currently third and Lib Dems fourth, and it’s more likely that second choice votes for those parties will go to Labour, thus the odds still look favourable to Sadiq Khan.
This post will be updated as more results come in.
Lambeth and Southwark results:
The first constituency to announce was City and West.
Bailey – 53,713
Khan – 51,508