21.38 Right, off to City Hall. Proper live blogging will start between 10 and 10.30pm. Can't wait!
21.00 LibDem HQ in Cowley Street is deserted.
18.20 Right, off for a couple of hours to attend to some important Boris business... Back later.
17.47 LibDem tellers and knocker uppers in Kingston have all been withdrawn and deployed to Richmond.
17.45 You can always tell when leftists smell the stench of defeat: they start calling Tories liars. Witness the lovely Kevin Maguire.
17.37 From Gavin Whenman: American or canadian tourist as I was walking part Parliament- "so people still work here?" Only part of the time...
17.29 More news from Reading, this time from former Labour MP for Reading East, Jane Griffiths who has left this in the comments section: "My people in Reading indicate that the marginals in Reading East have all been abandoned by Labour, with the exception of the ward represented by the (ex) leader - but there the knocking up is baing done by people from South Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, which don' have elections today, and all Reading workers are in the Reading West marginals. Because this is the War of Saving Salter's Face. Reading council is no longer Labour that is sure."
17.25 Some months ago on 18 Doughty Street LibDem blogger Lawrence Boyce promised that is Boris Johnson won the London mayoralty, he'd "kiss Donal Blaney's fat hairy arse". A nation waits to see whether he will deliver on his pledge. A camera crew from Channel 4's "Top 100 Grossest TV Moments" has been booked.
17.16 The BBC election night programme starts with a panel of George Osborne, Charles Kennedy and, ahem, Tessa Jowell.
17.14 Chris Rennard, the LibDems election guru has told journalists that even if the LibDems loses seats tonight they could still have a very good night. Hmmm. An interesting spin challenge, if ever there was one.
17.07 Shane Greer tears apart Steve Richards' incredibly elitist article which essentially says London voters are stupid.
17.00 I have only just got around to reading the ridiculous Zoe Williams in today's Guardian. Apparently, she writes, Boris "despises gays", "despises provincials" and "despises Africans." She hasn't finished yet. "He despises those of us who hold such judgments to be bigoted and inhuman". Could I just add that he probably despises idiotic feminazi Guardian harridans who still hanker after the muddy delights of Greenham Common. Who is this Zoe Williams? Should I have heard of her?
16.59 Coffee House reports that the London Evening Standard has formally endorsed Boris. And in other news today, it's reported that bears have been shitting in the woods.
16.48 ConservativeHome's live blog is HERE.
16.30 Labour have pulled their tellers out of key marginal wards in Reading and do not appear to ne 'knocking up' according to my man on the ground there.
16.24 From an elderly voter in Fulham to a Tory teller: Best comment I had was from a very elderly lady who confided to me that she had given her first vote to 'Hugh Paddick' and her second to 'Brian Johnson'!
16.16 From a reader: "A curious point that you might be able to help me with: we went to vote in North London today and, being good citizens, took our polling cards. I have no problem with having my name checked off against the register to prevent double-voting but what happened next was a first for me and caused great concern. The second person behind the desk then wrote my number on a list against a number. I checked: the back of each ballot paper had the same bar-code and the number printed on them. I had assumed that there was no way that your vote could be traced back to you: but apparently there now is. The Labour party rep outside sympathised and said it was to prevent electoral fraud (photo id would be better) but I can't see how this helps." Is this a new development?