Mayor of Lewisham victory for Sir Steve Bullock

9:05pm Friday 23rd May 2014

By Sarah Trotter

Sir Steve Bullock has been elected Mayor of Lewisham for a fourth term - bagging more than 50 per cent of the votes.

Labour’s Sir Steve beat off competition from six other candidates to claim the position with 36,659 votes.

Tory candidate Simon Nundy came in second with 11.14 per cent of the votes, while the Lib Dems' Duwayne Brooks was in third place with 10.02 per cent.

Close behind was Mike Keogh from the Green Party with 10 per cent of the votes and Lewisham People Before Profit candidate John Hamilton took 8.33 per cent.

UKIP’s Peter Lello gained 7.87 per cent of Lewisham’s votes while Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition candidate Chris Flood took home just 1.88 per cent.

In Lewisham, there was a 37.2 per cent turnout for the Mayoral elections with 73,204 voters.

The counting of votes for Lewisham’s councillors is due to continue late into tonight (May 23).

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