Damien Egan, the Labour Party candidate, has been elected the new Mayor of Lewisham after receiving 39,951 votes (54.3%) on a turnout of 37.38%. Egan was previously a councillor for the Lewisham Central ward.
— Damien Egan (@damienegan) May 4, 2018
Egan is taking over the seat after the departure of Sir Steve Bullock, also part of the Labour party. Sir Bullock was elected as Lewisham's first directly elected Mayor in May 2002.
Congratulations Damien! https://t.co/MLYfH7Heqv
— Steve Bullock (@mayorbullock) May 4, 2018
Conservative Ross Archer came second, with 13.3% of the vote.
Rejected ballot papers came to a total of 967, most due to voting for more candidates than the voters are entitled to.
Philip Glanville, the Labour Party candidate, was returned as Mayor of Hackney with 42,645 votes (65.9%) on a turnout of 36.9%.
Glanville was elected Mayor of Hackney for the first time in September 2016 with 22,595 votes, becoming the borough's second directly elected Mayor after the resignation of Jules Pipe.
Philip Glanville is re-elected Mayor of Hackney with 42,645 votes pic.twitter.com/qUf0q47y5r
— Hackney Council (@hackneycouncil) May 4, 2018
Labour’s John Biggs has been re-elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets with 72.7% of first and second preference votes in the second round. A total of 77,681 votes were cast, representing a turnout of 41.96%.
I am delighted to have been re-elected Mayor of Tower Hamlets. We have achieved a great deal since I was elected in 2015 & I am humbled that the people of Tower Hamlets have put their faith in me again. Thank you to the fantastic @TH_Labour_Party & @UKLabour team. https://t.co/f9k9J0ir4j
— Mayor John Biggs (@MayorJohnBiggs) May 4, 2018
Biggs was elected mayor of Tower Hamlets for the first time on 11 June 2015, after Lutfur Rahman was found guilty of electoral fraud and became the first directly elected mayor to be removed.