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banner Tuesday, 16 May, 2000, 14:44 GMT 15:44 UK
In pictures: London mayoral race
It was a race which became bitter at times - but as the opinion polls predicted, independent candidate Ken Livingstone's campaign was unstoppable in the end.

BBC News Online looks back in pictures at the contest to become London's first elected mayor.

mayoral candidates
All smiles...but it was a bitter contest at times

frank dobson
And Labour's Frank Dobson seemed to have lost sight of victory from the start


Mr Dobson just couldn't shake-off the controversy over Mr Livingstone's defeat in Labour's selection contest

Ken Livingstone
Ken Livingstone kept everyone on edge as he pondered whether to turn his back on Labour

question time
An appearance on Question Time brought matters to a head

steve norris
Keeping up appearances....Tory Steve Norris tried to capitalise on the Labour split

susan kramer
And Liberal Democrat Susan Kramer padded up for battle


But no-one could stop the Livingstone bandwagon


And the winner is...Mayor-Elect Ken Livingstone speaks at the declaration of his victory


While Frank Dobson was left counting the cost of running against Ken Livingstone

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