London is headed towards democratic dysfunction in 2020

By Areeq Chowdhury. 2016 witnessed a memorable moment of history for the UK’s capital city when Sadiq Khan was elected the first Muslim Mayor of London.  An outsider when he announced his candidacy, Khan managed to defeat his Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith by more than 300,000 votes, gaining the largest personal mandate of any politician … Continue reading London is headed towards democratic dysfunction in 2020

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Zac Goldsmith wins online vote to be the Conservatives’ London Mayoral candidate

Zac Goldsmith, MP for Richmond Park and North Kingston, has been elected as the Conservative Party's candidate for London Mayor in 2016 in an online ballot. Goldsmith beat his rivals winning 70% of the 9,227 votes cast. Votes were cast 'predominantly online' with voters also able to take part via post. The number of those who … Continue reading Zac Goldsmith wins online vote to be the Conservatives’ London Mayoral candidate

WebRoots Democracy/YouGov poll shows majority want online voting implemented in the 2016 London Mayoral Election

59% of Londoners who are online support the inclusion of an online voting option in next year's London Mayoral Election, a new YouGov poll commissioned by WebRoots Democracy has revealed. The online poll of 1,047 adults in London, also found that almost 50% of voters for each of the four main political parties (Conservatives, Labour, … Continue reading WebRoots Democracy/YouGov poll shows majority want online voting implemented in the 2016 London Mayoral Election

#WebRootsLDN hears calls for online voting, votes at 16, and more diverse candidates

WebRoots Democracy celebrated its one year anniversary this month with a panel discussion in the House of Commons looking at methods of tackling low voter turnouts in London Mayoral Elections. Joining the panel were David Lammy MP (Labour); Councillor Sian Berry (Green Party); Peter Kellner (YouGov); Mita Desai (British Youth Council); Ralph Scott (Demos); and Kenny … Continue reading #WebRootsLDN hears calls for online voting, votes at 16, and more diverse candidates