Long story short, London just took a big step to the right by not only voting in conservative Boris Johnson over the present mayor, Ken Livingstone, but the conservatives gained 256 seats and the Labor party lost 331 seats overall.
The Labor party only took 24 percent of the vote, the Liberal Democrats didn't fare much better with only 25 percent and the conservatives garnered 44 percent.
Mr. Johnson’s surprising victory was not only a triumph of his own singular style, but also a resounding public rebuke to the Labor government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown in a day full of such rebukes. As votes were tallied across the country after Thursday’s elections, it emerged that the Labor Party had suffered its worst local election results in at least 40 years.
Add to the mix, Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, Nicolas Sarkozy being elected as president of France and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy and we see a pattern emerging of countries fed up with liberal agendas, showing it with this very public rout and heading to the right.
Meanwhile, the Conservative leader, Mr. Cameron, spoke happily about the future of his party, out of power since Mr. Blair swept in to office in 1997.
“I think these results are not just a vote against Gordon Brown and his government, but are a vote of positive confidence in the Conservative Party,” Mr. Cameron said. He said the results proved that the Conservatives were ready to win the next general election, which by law can be held no later than 2010.
Also read the Daily Mail's piece, titled, "Boris has last laugh after routing Red Ken to complete Gordon Brown's day of misery".
Congratulations to Boris Johnson.