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 […]

Boris rewrites the history of London Overground

Last week Ken Livingstone suggested City Hall could take over the rest of London’s suburban rail services. Regardless of their political leanings, I suspect many Londoners will think that’s a pretty decent ambition even if they question how Livingstone can be so sure of the cost savings he claims in support of it. Transport for […]

Why 7% of the Mayoral vote may not be too bad for the Lib Dems

Today’s YouGov poll gives LibDem Brian Paddick the support of just 7% of Londoners. If the polls don’t move considerably in his favour, he’s set to finish a long way short of the “best ever” result he promised party members in September. A modest improvement on 7% would see the party just about win 2 […]