Labour Makes Gains in British Vote

    London mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone (R) of the Labour Party leaves with wife Emma Beal (L) after casting his vote in the local elections at polling station at a primary school in northwest London on May 3, 2012. Voters went to the polls in local elections in Britain on May 3, with London mayor Boris Johnson set to stay in office in an Olympic year but the governing coalition expected to take a battering.  AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

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    In the U.K., the people have spoken. Early results cited Friday by the BBC show that Britons favored the Labour Party in a number of votes held during a sweeping election Thursday. The mayoral and local council elections have been seen as a judgment on the coalition government of Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservative Party. Cameron’s party may score one key victory though in the person of mayor of London incumbent Boris Johnson, who fought a bitter battle with Labour politician Ken Livingstone but who was expected to win in polls conducted before Thursday’s vote.

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