The opposition Conservative Party on Thursday staked its hopes for winning the London mayor's office on the candidate with the messiest hair - and probably the sharpest wit.
Boris Johnson, 43, a journalist and TV personality, defeated three little-known opponents to carry the party standard against the two-term incumbent, Ken Livingstone.
Johnson polled 15,661 votes to 1,869 for runner-up Victoria Borwick, the party announced.
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