Winners: Celebrations all round last night for Boris Johnson and Tory leader David Cameron
The Conservatives finished 20 points ahead of Labour around the country, enough to sweep to power at Westminster with a majority of 100 or more.
The Prime Minister must now contend with a Tory London mayor who holds one of the biggest directly-elected jobs in Europe, with an £11billion budget and a high-profile platform from which to attacks on the Government.
The presence of a powerful Tory on his doorstep will be a daily reminder to Mr Brown and his party that he now faces an uphill struggle to win the next election and stay in power.
Mr Johnson’s landmark win was hailed by jubilant Conservatives as evidence that Mr Cameron’s message of modernised Conservatism was a sure fire winner with the voters.*
As expected the Brown Government now has a new Tory Mayor of London and I don’t think that Gordon is at all happy about it 😀