Labour’s alternative 2012/13 GLA budget

Labour’s John Biggs says the last budget of Boris Johnson’s mayoralty is published against a back-drop of high unemployment, rising crime and increasingly unaffordable transport fares. Our Labour alternative proposes to cut fares for hard-pressed commuters, better target police resources to fight crime, and funds skills and employment programmes to get Londoners back to work. […]

Green Party’s alternative 2012/13 GLA budget

As Mayor of London Boris Johnson presents the 2012/13 Greater London Authority budget to the London Assembly, Darren Johnson sets out the Green Party’s alternative. Londoners face high unemployment, falling real incomes, rising inequality, widespread cuts to public services (including cuts in government grants for policing and transport), soaring rents and fares, as well as environmental problems […]

Go figure – voters need to use the Mayor electoral system imaginatively

Looking at the likely voting figures for LibDem candidate Brian Paddick, former Mayor candidate for UKIP Damian Hockney suggests that there is still no sign of voters using the voting system for the Mayor election imaginatively. “The whole point with this system is that it allows you to vote for your completely preferred choice and […]