Thanks to everyone who supported and voted for Siobhan.
It has been a remarkable four months and we had a fantastic result on Friday.
In the end Siobhan secured nearly 84,000 (3.80%) first votes and over 212,000 second votes - coming very close to the Lib Dems (0.36%) and Greens (0.68%).
That is a much bigger impact than many people thought possible for a previously unknown independent with no party machine, little funding and scant TV coverage.
We would like to thank you all for your support and help along the way. It has been a terrific team effort and we are grateful to everyone who offered their time, skills and advice. We could not have done this without that help!
Siobhan neck and neck with Jenny Jones and Brian Paddick until the final count
Siobhan finished the mayoral race within 0.36% of the Liberal Democrats and 0.68% of the Greens, in 5th position.
This is a fantastic result and is proof that there is no need for ... More
Siobhan canvassing at Waterloo station
Siobhan was canvassing at Waterloo station today.
Here she is with supporters (photo)! More
Jonathan Ross tweets his support for Siobhan
Jonathan Ross sent the following tweet this morning:
"Morning! In tomorrow's Mayoral Election, the Independent Candidate Siobhan Benita has my vote. Check her out here...[our website ... More
Siobhan canvassing at Charing Cross station
Siobhan was canvassing at Charing Cross station on the 1st of May.
Strong support demonstrated by many commuters and a cuddle from Chilli (photo). More
Siobhan travel in cycling safe HGV on the way to The Times Cycle hustings
On her way to The Times Cycle hustings, Siobhan traveled in an HGV all equipped to reduce risk to injure cyclists.
The vehicle is fitted with extra mirrors that allow the driver to ... More
After a long day of canvassing, interviews and the Times Cycling hustings, Siobhan took part in a Zumba class
After a long day of canvassing, interviews and The Times Cycle hustings, Siobhan took part in a Zumba class.
The class, by Calasara Fitness (calasarafitness.co.uk), took place in Chessington.
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Siobhan was canvassing in Harrow on Sunday and then had coffee and cake with a famous detective
Siobhan was canvassing at Harrow with independent Councillor James Bond.
Here she is talking to the local residents (photo).
She then met actor David Soul (photo below) who is supporting ... More
Mary Ann Sieghart, The Independent, backs Siobhan for Mayor
Mary Ann Sieghart writes today in The Independent:
"Give your first-preference vote to Siobhan Benita and your second to Boris, Ken, Brian, Jenny or whoever, and you will double your ... More
Siobhan joins the Schools against Violence in Enfield march in Edmonton
Siobhan joined the "Schools Against Violence in Enfield" march and rally in Edmonton.
Read the full report in the Enfield Independent at enfieldindependent.co.uk.
In the afternoon, ... More
Watch the campaign trail video from The Guardian
The Guardian (Alice Salfield and Mustafa Khalili) made this video of Siobhan on the campaign trail last week.
Watch again at www.guardian.co.uk or below. More
Michael Portillo calling for the mould to be broken
BBC News Politics reports:
"The BBC election coverage "has to change" says former MP Michael Portillo, who was unhappy the larger "traditional" parties were getting more coverage in ... More
Benita on schools and airport policies - BBC Daily Politics
Watch again Siobhan on today's Daily Politics Show (BBC2).
"Siobhan Benita said she was in fourth place in the race to be the next mayor of London as she claimed voters were disillusioned ... More
Siobhan Benita, "a refreshing presence" writes The Times
Today's leading article in The Times titled "Independents' Day" names Siobhan as a "refreshing presence" in this year's London Mayoral election.
"The broadcasting rules are biased ... More
OBV wishes good luck to Siobhan
OBV wishes good luck to Siobhan in the election next week:
"As a non-partisan organisation, OBV does not endorse any one candidate or Party but we do support BME candidates. Today ... More