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 Mayor of London - a first and second choice voting opportunity
- The Greater London Assembly - vote once for a member of your local London constituency - and once for a London-wide member
- The European Parliament - one vote for a member of the European Parliament for your area.
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.
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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