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Boris Johnson sworn in

The newly re-elected London Mayor Boris Johnson thanked the people of London for giving him a "second mandate" as he was sworn in at City Hall after defeating Ken Livingstone.

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Conservative Party hails new Tory London Mayor

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, and the countless volunteers who gave their time and support to this campaign, can be immensely proud of what has been achieved.This is a victory for the Conservatives, a victory for a mayor who has devoted the last four years of his life to this city and, above all, a victory for London.

– Conservative Party co-chairman Baroness Warsi

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