Mayor of London

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Ken Livingstone in 2008
Boris Johnson
The Mayor of London (not to be confused with the Lord Mayor of London who is the ceremonial head of the City of London) is an elected post, part of the Greater London Authority. The post was created, following a referendum, by the Greater London Authority Act 1999, and was the first directly elected mayor in the UK. The Mayor of London is elected for a four-year period.

There have been three Mayors to date:

Simon Hughes was the Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London in 2004, and Brian Paddick in 2008 and 2012.