Discussion in 'South East London General' started by Nick Barron, May 2, 2012.
Please tell us how you voted - and feel free to explain why.
Ken. Previously I thought he was head and shoulders better than the rest, the fact that Boris seemed devoid of good ideas was irlelevent. This time I'm not sure that Ken has that much fresh thinking but I just want Boris out!
Ken is a master political opperator, he lobbied hard to get Crossrail funded, the coalition was never going to cancel it so the idea that Boris saved it is nonsence. The Boris Bus is laughable. Boris has addopted Ken's ideas about tax raising powers, borrowing independant of central government, assuming control over suburban rail services. I genuinly can't think of a radical idea from B.
The fair reduction thing, fair enough if people want a chunk of money of the TfL budget to pay for that. Not convinced that it's 'spare', Ken could equally use it to add a couple of stations to the step free programme? I'm fairly neutral on that issue.
There will be three ballot papers though, supose I ought to look into that during my lunch break......
I just did this survey for fun - http://www.votematch.org.uk/
Turns out that I should vote Jenny Jones then Ken...but I reckon I'll vote for Ken then Jenny.
I'm not a fan of Boris or society's obsession with celebrity over substance.
I did the Guardian's test and came out 30% Ken, 30% Boris, 20% Paddick and 20% Jones. Which is probably about right.
I voted for Ken because another 4 years of Boris would be a disaster for London. Ken was a good Mayor, he brought us the East London Line Extension, introduced the Congestion Charge scheme - a brave move for which he was condemned at the time- and initiated the Bike Hire scheme. Boris has done nothing for London, he is an embarrassment as the Ambassador for this city, a buffoon representing the privileged minority.
You should probably do Jen then Ken if you want Boris out, as neither Boris nor Ken is likely to win a majority. If it goes to 2nd preference, the Jen vote will be wasted.
Yep, I was just reading about the 2nd preference strategy on the internet - glad I decided to vote after work today instead of this morning.
Always voted Ken and I'm sad to see him going by such a narrow margin; I wish him a long and happy retirement. Totally agree with Debbie about out-of-touch Boris. I have serious doubts that he will be able to rationally manage things, when the Mother of all Olympic mayhems descends upon us.
And with recession, unemployment and rampant poverty creeping in, due to his fellow comrades irrational public purges, he’s probably the least equipped to deal with the resulting social issues. My only consolation is that in two years time, he too will have put enough people off from voting conservative ever again. Interesting times ahead. :-/
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