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London Mayoral Address Booklet 2012

London Mayoral Address Booklet 2012

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 THE CANDIDATES
 HOW TO VOTEWHAT THE ELECTION IS ABOUT
 
 HAVE YOUR SAY-VOTE 3
RD
MAY
londonelects.org.uk
MAYOR
 
OF LONDON
&LONDON ASSEMBLY
ELECTIONS
 THE CANDIDATES
WHAT THE ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT • HOW TO VOTE
 
0302
 INTRODUCTION
On Thursday 3rd May you can vote or the Mayor o London and the 25 memberso the London Assembly.The Mayor o London and the London Assembly make decisions on aspectso your everyday lie in London including transport, policing, housing, theenvironment, and fre & emergency planning.I am required by law to send this booklet to every registered elector in London.Inside you will fnd inormation about the elections, including mini-maniestosrom candidates standing or Mayor o London, and names o all the candidatesstanding or the London Assembly.You will also fnd inormation about how to fll in your ballot papers and how theresults are calculated.
The Mayor of London candidates
There are seven candidates standing or Mayor o London. They will be listedon the pink ballot paper alphabetically. Please see overlea or the candidatenames.All o the candidates were invited to put their mini-maniesto in this booklet inreturn or the £10,000 contribution towards the costs which the law requires. All othe candidates chose to do so. I drew lots to decide the order they appear in thisbooklet.
The London Assembly candidates
There are 14 Constituency London Assembly Members and 11 London-wideAssembly Members. You can fnd out more about what the London Assembly doand who is standing or election rom page 20 o this booklet.For more inormation about the London elections, including how to vote andwhere your polling station is, visit
www.londonelects.org.uk
.
John Bennett
Greater London Returning Ofcer
 
CONTENTS
Introduction
03
The Mayor o London
04
Mayor o London candidates
05
Lawrence Webb, Fresh Choice or London
06
Carlos Cortiglia, British National Party
08
Siobhan Benita
10
Brian Paddick, London Liberal Democrats
12
Boris Johnson, The Conservative Party Candidate
14
Jenny Jones, Green Party
16
Ken Livingstone, The Labour Party Candidate
18
The London Assembly
20
Constituencies
21
Constituency London Assembly Member candidates
22
London-wide Assembly Member candidates
27
Where you can vote
29
What to expect at the polling station
30
Election day guide
31
 
0504
 THE MAYOR OF LONDON
What does the Mayor of London do?
On Thursday 3rd May you can vote or the person you want to be Mayor oLondon or the next our years.The Mayor o London makes decisions which aect everyday lives o Londoners.The Mayor has particular responsibilities or: policing, transport, housing, fre &emergency planning, arts & culture, economic development & regeneration,planning & development, noise & air quality, tackling health inequalities, climatechange & energy, and waste & biodiversity.
How do I vote?
Vote for the Mayor using your PINK ballot paper.
•
You can make two choices or Mayor.
•
Vote or your frst choice candidate by marking a cross(
X
) in the frst choice column.
•
Vote or your second choice candidate by marking across
(
X
) in the second choice column.
•
You can choose not to mark a second choice.
•
I you
only
mark a second choice, your vote will not be counted.
•
I you give the same candidate your frst and second choice, only your frstchoice will be counted.
•
Marking a second choice cannot reduce the chances o your frst choicebeing successul.
•
Only one o your choices is counted towards the fnal result so you still onlyget one vote.
How is the Mayor elected?
I a candidate gets more than hal o all the frst choice votes, they will bedeclared the winner and elected Mayor o London.I no candidate gets more than hal o the frst choice votes, the two candidateswith the most frst choices go into a second round and all other candidates areeliminated. The eliminated candidates’ ballot papers are reviewed and anysecond choice votes or the top two candidates are added to their scores.The candidate with the highest number o combined frst and second choicevotes is the winner.Find out more about the Mayor o London at
www.londonelects.org.uk
MAYOR OF LONDON CANDIDATES
Below is a sample o the ballot paper which you will be given either at a pollingstation or by post i you have requested it. This shows the order the candidates willappear in. You can make two choices or the Mayor o London.
Sample ballot paper only

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