Monday, 2 May 2016

Use your heart AND your head #LondonMayor2016


14 years ago I sat in a classroom in Somerset, aspiring to change the world. Politics was one of my A-Levels. I remember two things: 1) Don't trust The Sun; 2) The pros and cons of different electoral systems.

The value of the second rarely surfaces. Other than weeks like this, when London votes for our new Mayor. 

It's a Bank Holiday so I'll keep it brief:
  1. This is a Supplementary Vote - different to our General Elections.
  2. You can vote two candidates, in order of preference.
  3. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the top two are taken through to the next round where SECOND CHOICES MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
  4. But only if the second choice is for one of the remaining two, and the first choice has been eliminated.
Vote for who you wish. Use your heart in your first choice. But consider using your head for your second, and don't leave it blank! 

If you've been in the pub this afternoon (lucky you), what I mean is, by all means vote Green or Women's Equality top but please don't waste your second choice - make it Labour.




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