Red Ken was the borough's choice
PUBLISHED: 12:40 23 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:16 11 August 2010
A breakdown of the borough s votes for the London Mayoral and Assembly elections on May 1 (Thursday) has been published, showing the number of votes cast for each candidate in each ward. The results show that in Barking and Dagenham, former London mayor a
A breakdown of the borough's votes for the London Mayoral and Assembly elections on May 1 (Thursday) has been published, showing the number of votes cast for each candidate in each ward.
The results show that in Barking and Dagenham, former London mayor and Labour Party candidate Ken Livingstone clearly led in the contest for mayoralty over the new mayor Boris Johnson.
Out of over 46, 000 votes cast in Barking and Dagenham, Mr Livingstone received 16,799 first choice votes, while Mr Johnson had 15,710 of votes. The second choice votes also put Livingstone in the lead with 6,274 compared to Mr Johnson's 5,971.
Richard Barnbrook of the British National Party received 6,352 in the first choice votes and almost as many second choice votes with 6,314, putting him third in line for choice of mayor in the borough.
Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick received 3,090 first choice votes and 8,585 second choice votes.
Abbey residents were the strongest supporters of Mr Livingstone, with 1,378 votes, while the borough's largest group of Boris Johnson voters are from Longbridge, who gave him 1,262 votes.
Mr Barnbrook drew his largest amount of single ward votes from Goresbrook with 429 votes, while Johnson led with 753, followed by Livingstone's 681 votes.
In the London Assembly votes, Labour led the way with 15,264 votes, followed by BNP on 11,279 and the Conservatives on 8,563.
For the constiuency list Labour's John Biggs got most votes with 15,324, followed by Robert Bailey of the BNP with 11,459, and Philip Briscoe, Tory, with 8,307.
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