Labour Makes Gains in British Vote

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.