The London Elections, 100 days to go…

London's City Hall

On 3rd May the largest and most complex single election held in the UK will take place – the Mayor of London and the London Assembly elections.

 The London election takes place every four years and is organised by London Elects – an independent, non-political body. Today, to mark 100 days until the election, London […]

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

Damian Hockney is a former London Assembly member and Mayoral candidate

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 […]

Second poll lead for Livingstone

Two polls have placed Livingstone ahead of Boris Johnson

A second opinion poll has given Labour’s Ken Livingstone a narrow lead over Mayor Boris Johnson. The former Mayor has a 2 point lead in a new Comres poll carried out for LBC, ITV London and the Evening Standard. According to the latest poll, Livingstone leads both on first preference votes (46% to 44%) and […]

Mayoral rivals condemn ‘out of touch’ Boris

The Mayor has declined to take his pay increase.

Boris Johnson’s rivals in May’s Mayoral contest have condemned remarks about young unemployed Londoners. Discussing the levels of non-British staff at high street chain Pret a Manger, Johnson said: “Let’s talk about the work ethic. I don’t want to stigmatise young people because many of them do have the aptitude. But we need to face […]

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 […]

Ken leads in latest YouGov poll

Livingstone says he won't share a platform with the BNP

Labour’s Ken Livingstone could be on course for the narrowest of victories and a return to City Hall according to the latest YouGov poll. In June the polling firm showed an 8 point lead for Boris Johnson, this was repeated in a COMRES poll carried out in November. However today’s poll gives Livingstone a 2 […]