Biggs re-elected in London Assembly vote

By Rob Virtue on May 4, 2012 6:50 PM |


Labour candidate for City and East John Biggs has held his seat in the London Assembly with an increased majority of 28 per cent.

Biggs received 107,000 of the 170,000 votes with Conservative candidate John Moss coming second with just under 25,000 votes.

The Green Party came third, narrowly ahead of the Lib Dems and BNP, who picked up 7,000 votes.

Elsewhere, Labour's Len Duvall will return to City Hall. He secured an increased majority of 13.5 per cent in the seat for Greenwich and Lewisham.

Labour gained the Ealing and Hillingdon seat. Barnet and Camden also looks like being won by Labour from the Conservative Party. Labour have also increased their votes across London and are set to take up more seats in the party list system.

However, Labour challenger Ken Livingstone is still behind Conservative Mayor Boris Johnson in the race for London's top job.