A review of the voting system gives us an opportunity to look at the boundaries of the 14 constituency GLA seats we have in the London Assembly as some have more 500,000 constituents like City & East London and North-East London and are spread across 3 local authorities and half a dozen parliamentary seats.
Last week, Conservative sources confirmed to this site that they would seek to overturn that motion and the 1998 referendum vote in order to impose First Past the Post on the capital.
Conservative plans to overhaul how the London Mayor is elected would also be extended to the London Assembly, MayorWatch has been told, potentially eliminating smaller parties from the capital’s scrutiny body.
Conservative plans to hold future mayoral elections under First Past The Post have, perhaps inevitably, been greeted with social media claims that the party is attempting to “rig” future elections in its favour.
The document, launched by PM Theresa May during a visit to Halifax, commits the party to retaining FPTP for Westminster elections and says it will be extended “to police and crime commissioner and mayoral elections.”