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Boris Johnson on course for second term

Early results from the London mayoral election indicate that Boris Johnson could win a second term.

He is ahead of his Labour rival Ken Livingstone on first-preference votes, according to the tally so far.

However, it looks like the contest will be decided by second-preference votes - as no one candidate is likely to secure 50 percent in the first round.

The results as they stand. Credit: London Elects.

Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick is trailing far behind the two front-runners.

It seems he's locked in a battle for third place with the Green Party's Jenny Jones and independent candidate Siobhan Benita.

The Lib Dems are currently behind the Greens in the London-wide London Assembly vote.

Election Correspondent Alex Forrest offers her analysis.

Ballot papers are being processed at three counting centres - Alexandra Palace, ExCel and Olympia.

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