Sadiq Khan has comprehensively beaten Shaun Bailey in first preference votes cast for London Mayor in Lewisham and Greenwich.
The results were:
Khan (Labour): 76,731
Bailey (Conservative): 43,306
Berry (Green): 16,322
This compares to the last election in 2016:
Labour’s vote fell since then, the Tories have increased as did the Greens.
The Greens did better in the constituency vote and pushed the Tories pretty close coming within five per cent.
Bexley and Bromley
These results highlight the difference between Greenwich Lewisham compared to Bexley and Bromley where Bailey won heavily.
Across London more results are expected in coming hours with Khan holding a five per cent lead on first preference votes. He appears some way short of 50 per cent majority needed to win, so second preferences will then be taken into consideration until one candidate reaches a majority above 50 per cent.