The London mayoral and councillor candidates were either celebrating or biting their nails anxiously as they waited to find out the results from the 2018 municipal election, but, all of the results are in.
This is the first year, and London is the first city, to hold a ranked balloting system. Ranked balloting is when you choose more than just your first choice when picking either a mayor, or councillor. To win, you must have majority, meaning if the runner in the top position is below majority, counters will eliminate the last place candidate and look at the public’s second and third choice from the eliminated candidate.
The ranked balloting has caused a delay in counting the ballots. Those councillors who ran and are re-elected are listed below: