June 10, 2004
Super Thursday

Today was a special “election day” in London. Citizens of London had a unique opportunity to vote for three different things - all on the same day. Dubbed by the media as “Super Thursday” - Londoners were invited to take part in the democratic process to elect the following:

  • The Greater London Assembly - vote once for a member of your local London constituency - and once for a London-wide member

I voted soon after I got home from work - which was around 8pm. Unfortunately - it seems that the entire neigbourhood waited until 8pm to vote - my theory is that this is because Eastenders had just finished on TV - and this meant that I had to wait in a long queue to cast my votes.

My local polling station - where I casted my votes.

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If you’re interested - here’s how I voted:

Mayor of London: Ken Livingston - because he is the champion of London Buses - and I depend upon them so greatly. (But actually because I think 4 years is far too short a time for any Mayor to institue badly needed long-term changes.) I gave my second choice vote to the Green Party candidate.

London Assembly: Labour Party - because the other parties seemed utterly disinteresting and non-credible.

European Parliament: Labour Party - because ditto.

Posted by jag at June 10, 2004 10:40 PM

hello!!!I’m an Italian blogger!!!I found your blog because I was looking on the web for a picture of king crimson!!!come to visit my blog…even if probably you won’t understand a word!!!byebye
ps:you post very beautiful and interesting pictures!!!

Posted by: silvia on June 11, 2004 10:16 AM

Hello Silvia - you were looking for King Crimson - how cool! I sure will visit your pages too. Thanks for your nice words about my pictures!

Posted by: Jag on June 11, 2004 02:21 PM

well mayor ken is still mayor … ah well, what to do. cant say i didnt try and change london by not voting. but guess you’re happy, new buses to come then? ;)

Posted by: Jaina on June 11, 2004 09:41 PM

Jaina: Well - thank goodness we didn’t get that huy Steven Norris in. The buses on Route 79 are already virtually brand new - and Mayor Ken has promised that all buses in London will be no older than three years of age - so looking forward to nice new buses every year!

Posted by: Jag on June 12, 2004 09:40 AM

Could you loan your mayor out to Madras for a coupla years?

Posted by: Anand on June 13, 2004 07:11 AM

I too voted for Labour for European Parliament from SW England.

Posted by: Chakra on June 14, 2004 09:21 AM
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