He made an eloquent, and sometimes humorous acceptance speech, gracious to his rivals, and with particular praise to Ken Livingstone's stewardship and obvious love of London, including his leadership in the aftermath of the 07/07 bomb attack.
Ken speaks with emotion in his voice, admitting that losing after eight years of being Mayor is his fault, and will support the new executive and continue to work for London.
Brian Paddick too got a chance to speak. In fourth place, the Green Party's Siân Berry ran to the podium after Brian stepped back. But too late. The producers on
News 24 the BBC News channel were already cutting away and back to Jon Sopel on the roof!