Well that was quite an evening. I'm on my way back to Kent listening to an incoherant Labour MP called Dawn Butler on 5 Live. She can hardly string two words together.
I'll be grabbing a few hours sleep, then reflecting on tonight's events before live blogging the Friday results.
Thanks to all of you who have joined me over the last 24 hours. Your emails and texts really contributed and I think many blogs really came into their own - especially ConservativeHome and PoliticalBetting.com. The BBC didn't perhaps use the three of us as much as they might have (or promised) but the City Hall side of the BBC programme seemed to work very well. Emily Maitlis did brilliantly, I thought.
A big black mark, though, has to go to much of the Jeremy Vine sections of the progamme. The reaction from all sides has been extremely negative. I thought the Stalin/Mr Bean thing was appalling and if I were a Labour spin doctor I would be hopping mad. Luckily I am not!
And so to tomorrow. I hope Boris has had a good night's sleep tonight. Tonight he goes to bed as someone who has been a minor player on the political stage. When he goes to bed tomorrow night, he could be Mayor of the world's premier city.
Good night.Jim Bob.