Brian Paddick 1,289 (42%)
Mike Tuffrey 1,232 (40%)
Brian Haley 316 (10%)
Lembit Opik 252 (8%)
Total valid votes: 3,089
Brian Paddick 1,567 (51%)
Mike Tuffrey 1,476 (49%)
Majority: 91 (2%)
Commenting, Brian Paddick said:
I want to thank my fellow candidates for engaging in a high standard of debate throughout the campaign.
I also want to thank my excellent team without whom I would not have been selected.
Most of all, I want to thank London Liberal Democrat members who placed their trust and confidence in me to be their candidate for Mayor of London – I won’t let you down.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said:
Brian’s experience is exactly what London needs right now. Whether dealing with the aftermath of the riots or phone hacking and corruption in the Metropolitan Police, Brian has shown in recent weeks that he has the authority and leadership that London needs.
Brian provides Londoners with a real, credible alternative to Boris Johnson and Ken Livingstone.
Lembit Opik didn’t take the result well.