Speaking at the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) annual conference, Education Secretary Michael Gove said the election results were "disappointing", but added he was "delighted that Boris Johnson had won the race for Mayor of London".
History tells us that the important thing for us to do is to take into account the electorate's concerns but to address people's fundamental worries and they are the economy and making sure we reward people that are doing the right thing.
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.