2000 London mayoral election
4 May 2000 2004 →
Turnout34.43%
 
Ken Livingstone.jpg
Steven Norris.jpg
Candidate Ken Livingstone Steven Norris
Party Independent Conservative
First round vote 667,877 464,434
Percentage 39.0% 27.1%
Second round vote 776,427 564,137
Percentage 57.9% 42.1%

 
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Candidate Frank Dobson Susan Kramer
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
First round vote 223,884 203,452
Percentage 13.1% 11.9%
Second round vote Eliminated Eliminated
Percentage Eliminated Eliminated

Mayor of London constituency results 2000.svg
First preference votes by London Assembly constituency. Blue constituencies are those with most first preference votes for Steven Norris and grey those for Ken Livingstone

Mayor before election

Position established

Elected Mayor

Ken Livingstone
Independent

The 2000 London mayoral election was held on 4 May 2000 to elect the Mayor of London. It was the first election to the office established that year, after a referendum in London.

Electoral system

The election used a supplementary vote system, in which voters express a first and a second preference for candidates.[1]

This means that the winning candidate has the support of a majority of voters who expressed a preference among the top two.[2]

Results

Mayor of London election 4 May 2000 [3]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Independent Ken Livingstone 667,877 39.0% 108,550 776,427 57.9%
Conservative Steven Norris 464,434 27.1% 99,703 564,137 42.1%
Labour Frank Dobson 223,884 13.1%
Liberal Democrats Susan Kramer 203,452 11.9%
CPA Ram Gidoomal 42,060 2.4%
Green Darren Johnson 38,121 2.2%
BNP Michael Newland 33,569 2.0%
UKIP Damian Hockney 16,324 1.0%
Pro-Motorist Small Shop Geoffrey Ben-Nathan 9,956 0.6%
Independent Ashwin Tanna 9,015 0.5%
Natural Law Geoffrey Clements 5,470 0.3%
Independent win

Candidates

Candidate selection

Labour

Main article: 2000 London Labour Party mayoral selection

Conservatives

Steve Norris had lost the original selection ballot for Conservative candidate to Jeffrey Archer, but Archer stood down as a candidate when a newspaper printed a story accusing him of committing perjury during a 1987 libel trial [12](he was later convicted and imprisoned).[13]

First round
Candidate Votes %
Jeffrey Archer Green tickY 15,716
71.2%
Steven Norris 6,350
28.8%
Re-run
Candidate Votes %
Steven Norris Green tickY 12,903
73.3%
Andrew Boff 4,712
26.7%

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References

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  3. ^ "2000 election results for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly". London Elects. 5 May 2000. Archived from the original on 3 May 2016. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Geoffrey Ben-Nathan". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Dr Geoffrey Clements". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Dobson: Labour's loyal hope". BBC News Online. 20 February 2000. Archived from the original on 1 September 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  7. ^ Casciani, Dominic (23 March 2000). "Ram Gidoomal's London mission". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 19 April 2021. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Damian Hockney". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  9. ^ Main, Ed (19 January 2000). "Johnson's green scheme for London". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 17 December 2002. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Michael Newland". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  11. ^ "Ashwin Tanna". BBC News Online. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Steve Norris: Tory who ran as a liberal". BBC. 5 May 2000. Archived from the original on 12 March 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  13. ^ "Archer jailed for perjury". BBC. 19 July 2001. Archived from the original on 24 August 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
  14. ^ "LONDON MAYORALTY CANDIDATE SELECTION 2000-2016". University of Essex. Archived from the original on 4 August 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2021.