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London mayoral election, 2000
|Candidate||Party||1st pref||%||2nd pref||%||Total|
|Susan Kramer||Liberal Democrats||203,452||11.9||404,815||28.5|
|Ram Gidoomal||Christian People's Alliance||42,060||2.4||56,489||4.0|
|Michael Newland||British National Party||33,569||2.0||45,337||3.2|
|Damian Hockney||UK Independence Party||16,324||1.0||43,672||3.1|
|Geoffrey Ben-Nathan||Pro-Motorist Small Shop||9,956||0.6||23,021||1.6|
|Geoffrey Clements||Natural Law Party||5,470||0.3||18,185||1.3|
Ken Livingstone had sought the Labour Party nomination but was defeated by Frank Dobson. He described the result as 'tainted' because the election system gave greater weight to the votes of London Labour MPs, and decided to contest the election as an Independent candidate. On handing in nomination papers he was automatically expelled from membership of the Labour Party.
Steve Norris had lost the original selection ballot for Conservative candidate to Jeffrey Archer, but Archer stood down as a candidate when a newspaper printed a story accusing him of committing perjury during a 1987 libel trial (he was later convicted and imprisoned).
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