2000 London mayoral election
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The first election to the office of Mayor of London took place on 4 May 2000.
|Mayor of London election 4 May 2000 |
|Party||Candidate||1st round||2nd round|
First round votes Transfer votes
|Total||Of round||Transfers||Total||Of round|
|Liberal Democrat||Susan Kramer||203,452||11.9%||
|Christian Peoples||Ram Gidoomal||43,060||2.4%||
|Pro-Motorist Small Shop||Geoffrey Ben-Nathan||9,956||0.6%||
|Natural Law||Geoffrey Clements||5,470||0.3%||
- Turnout: 1,752,303 (34.43%)
- As the ballot papers are counted electronically, totals for all second preferences are available, even though some did not contribute to the final result.
- Geoffrey Ben-Nathan stood as a PRO-MaSS (Pro-motorist and Small Shop) candidate, campaigning on a platform of stopping the use of motorists as "wallets on wheels".
- Dr. Geoffrey Clements ran for the Natural Law Party, of which he was the leader. A doctor of physics from the University of Sussex, he also trained as a teacher in the techniques of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
- Frank Dobson (born 15 March 1940), the Labour Party candidate, was the MP for Holborn and St. Pancras.
- Prof. Ram Gidoomal CBE, a businessman and author originally from British East Africa ran for the Christian Peoples Alliance.
- Damian Hockney was a leading member of the United Kingdom Independence Party. He has since been a member of Veritas and is now the leader of One London.
- Darren Johnson (born 1966) was a leading member of the Green Party of England and Wales who was elected to the London Assembly in 2000.
- Susan Kramer (born 22 July 1950) was the candidate for the Liberal Democrats. She has since been elected MP for Richmond Park.
- Ken Livingstone (born 17 June 1945) had been leader of the Greater London Council and MP for Brent East, both for the Labour Party.
- Michael Newland was the candidate for the British National Party, at the time serving as the party's national treasurer. Previously associated with the National Front he subsequently joined the Freedom Party.
- Steven Norris (born 24 May 1945) had served the Conservative Party as MP for Oxford East and Epping Forest.
- Ashwinkumar Tanna, who had been a candidate for UKIP in the 2000 Tottenham by-election, ran on an independent ticket with a range of policies including opposing privatisation of London Underground, local involvement in policing and the establishment of a citywide business forum.
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 (he was later convicted and imprisoned).
- "2000 election results for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly". London Elects. 5 May 2000. Retrieved 17 February 2013.
- Profile of Ben-Nathan on bbc.co.uk
- Profile of Clements from bbc.co.uk
- Profile of Gidoomal[permanent dead link]
- Profile of Newland from bbc.co.uk
- Profile of Tanna on bbc.co.uk
- "Steve Norris: Tory who ran as a liberal". BBC. 5 May 2000. Retrieved 7 March 2016.
- "Archer jailed for perjury". BBC. 19 July 2001. Retrieved 7 March 2016.