The Conservative candidate’s win over Ken Livingstone followed a calamitous showing for Labour at the local elections - the party’s worst performance at the polls for 40 years.
Mr Johnson’s landmark victory, a result that would have been almost unthinkable six months ago, was the most symbolic blow to Mr Brown’s authority on a day that left the Prime Minister facing the gravest crisis of his leadership.
By taking City Hall, Mr Johnson becomes the first Tory politician to hold a senior role in British politics since the party was swept out of power in 1997. His win provided a significant boost to David Cameron’s bid for victory at the next general election.
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