Opposition ousts Brown's Labour Party from London

Opposition Conservative candidate Boris Johnson was elected mayor of London.

Opposition ousts Brown's Labour Party from London

Opposition Conservative candidate Boris Johnson was elected mayor of London on Friday, defeating Labour incumbent Ken Livingstone on a disastrous electoral day for Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The victory in London added to Conservative delight at pushing Labour to its worst performance on record in local elections elsewhere in England and Wales.

Johnson will be in charge of an 11 billion pound ($22 billion) budget covering public transport, police and fire services in a city of some 7.5 million people.

He will oversee preparations for the 2012 Olympic Games and be responsible for promoting policies on housing, the environment and the economy in Europe's biggest financial centre.

Reuters
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