London Elections

Greens Advance in Local Elections

Adrian Ramsay | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Politics
Adrian Ramsay

This year voter turnout was disappointingly low. Some blamed it on the rain but we need to look deeper for explanations about why so many people have lost faith in politics.

BNP Trounced In Local Elections

PA | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

The British National Party suffered a major setback in the local elections, losing six council seats. Campaign group Hope Not Hate said the results...

A Day in the Life of a Poll Clerk

Harriet Williams | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics
Harriet Williams

'It says here that you've got a postal vote' I say to the man offering me his polling card. 'Oh yes, I've used it' he smiles back at me. I explain gently that you can't vote twice, and he says 'oh right then, that's absolutely fine', keen to show me he's not offended.

Despite Last Night's Cheering, the Challenges for Labour Remain

Robert Philpot | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics
Robert Philpot

While the results of the London mayoralty and Glasgow city council elections are still awaited, Labour can celebrate ejecting the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition which has controlled Birmingham for the last eight years and looks on course to pick up over 700 seats nationwide.

Conservative Voters - What Were You Thinking?

George Chesterton | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Politics
George Chesterton

Behind the fever of the current political crisis there is something depressing about the way revelations concerning self-serving MPs and corporate collusion have been reported as 'news'. The past few weeks have shown that power, corruption and lies (aka the blindingly obvious) need to be illuminated in neon lights before the majority of the public take notice.

London: It's Time to Back Boris - Not Ken Again

Ed McRandal | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Ed McRandal

Londoners should ask themselves whether they want a mayor who seeks to unite or divide? Whether we need a mayor who sticks up for London or for his cronies? And if we can trust a man who says one thing and then does the opposite.

The Green Party: Good For Your Wallet!

Adrian Ramsay | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Adrian Ramsay

Thanks to government mismanagement, an ever growing number of people live in fuel poverty, unemployment continues to rise and a million houses stand empty.

Boris Johnson’s Ultra-Negative Campaign: It Looks Like the Nasty Party is Back

Seema Malhotra | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Politics
Seema Malhotra

Both campaigns say the issue is who will make you better off - "Better Off With Ken vs Better Off With Boris." Let's have that debate tonight. It is what Londoners want, and what Londoners deserve.

Guilty Pleasures: Can You Be Green and Still Get a Good Gag?

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

On Wednesday 4 April the London Green Party will host its second comedy fundraiser at the Leicester Square Theatre, headlined by Alistair McGowan and Scott Capurro. It will raise money for the forthcoming London elections, when I'm running for Mayor.