Post Tagged with: "Election2012"

  • Number crunching: the rise of the postal vote

    Number crunching: the rise of the postal vote

    Voices May 15, 2012 8:18 pm 4 comments

    Over the last ten years there has been a steady rise in the number of voters casting their ballot by post. It was in 2001 that the law was changed introducing the right to vote by post on demand rather than, as previously, where the voter had to have a […]

     
  • Friday’s London Links: politics and election fallout

    Friday’s London Links: politics and election fallout

    Overflow May 11, 2012 6:28 pm no comments

    A few links that we’ve spotted in the last few days; The Assembly was lobbied today by young people who feel forced out of London. Londoners Forced Out. Barkingside 21 waxes lyrical on air pollution in the city. Firefighters greet the news of Brian Coleman’s defeat by fighting back the […]

     
  • Number crunching: How did the left do in London?

    Number crunching: How did the left do in London?

    Culture May 9, 2012 5:03 pm 6 comments

    While we know that Labour polled very strongly in the Assembly seats (detail) and the Greens made their move forwards to third place above the Lib Dems look far easier than it was in reality (detail) these are the simply the two highest profile parties who attract left of center […]

     
  • Number crunching: What about the right?

    Number crunching: What about the right?

    Culture May 7, 2012 12:39 pm no comments

    While understandably most of the news focuses on the big winners and losers of the election here at Big Smoke we try to give you something that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else. So let’s take a look at the tiddlers that were swimming in the big electoral […]

     
  • London Election: overview in graphs

    London Election: overview in graphs

    Overflow May 6, 2012 3:12 pm 2 comments

    First a quick look at the Mayoral vote. Livingstone improved his performance on last time, perhaps dispelling the idea that he had lost support over the years. It should perhaps be pointed out tough that although his share went up the number of people voting for him went down (same […]

     
  • Number crunching: Looking closer at the Green vote

    Number crunching: Looking closer at the Green vote

    Voices May 6, 2012 10:53 am 4 comments

    The Green Party achieved an incredible result on Thursday. In a city the size of London it is no mean feat for a minor party with just two councillors to come third place. Although Greens will be disappointed that both they and the Lib Dems have an equal number of […]

     
  • Greens celebrate as others look to silver linings

    Greens celebrate as others look to silver linings

    News May 5, 2012 10:35 am no comments

    The Green Party was the only party left jubilant as the results of the election became clear last night. While Labour returned an extra four Assembly Members, going from 8 to 12, they failed to seize the Mayoralty despite the poor performance of the conservatives across London and the country […]

     
  • Mixed results for Labour in race for the Assembly

    Mixed results for Labour in race for the Assembly

    News May 4, 2012 11:51 am 2 comments

    Although the final results are yet to come out London Elects is running a continuuouus tally of the votes as they come in which indicate what the polls had long been predicting – that Livingstone will lsoe the Mayoralty but Labour will do very well in the Assembly elections. On […]

     
  • Following the election

    Following the election

    Editorial May 3, 2012 11:15 am no comments

    The day is finally here when London goes to the polls. It feels like it’s been a long time coming and although it’s a hard fought business it likely that we’ll see a very similar set of politicians at City Hall come Monday… unless you lot choose otherwise that is. […]

     
  • Make today’s priority a cleaner London

    Make today’s priority a cleaner London

    News May 3, 2012 7:00 am no comments

    For the first time in a London Mayoral election environmental issues have really come to the fore. Whether it’s the glorious cycle campaigners, cutting air pollution, or how to get our public transport eco-friendly we’ve seen these issues force themselves onto the candidates in no uncertain manner. It’s estimated that […]