This is an historic result. The greatest city in the world has re-elected a Conservative mayor.
Boris Johnson's re-election is a testament to the way he has connected with Londoners; to his modern, inclusive approach; and his clear vision for a safer, greener, more prosperous London.
In the coming weeks and months the eyes of the world will be upon the capital, as we host the Olympic and Paralympic Games and we are at the centre of celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. In Boris, London has a mayor with the authority, presence and charisma to represent this great city on the world stage.
Boris Johnson said he would "definitively, categorically, emphatically" turn down the job of Prime Minister if it was offered to him.
So what challenges await the man tipped by many to one challenge for the leadership of the Tory party?
With defeat at the polls Ken Livingstone, a colourful political figure for over 40 years, has stepped down.