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May 22 – why your vote is important in Hackney

May 22 – why your vote is important in Hackney

La Toyah McAllister-Jones is from ‘Hackney Unites’, a community coalition for social justice. She discusses the issues currently facing Hackney and why she thinks voting in the upcoming elections is the way to bring about positive change. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…

May 22 – why your vote is important in Lewisham

May 22 – why your vote is important in Lewisham

Ray Woolford is from ‘People Before Profit’, a political movement based in Lewisham. He discusses the issues which he thinks need to be addressed within the borough. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…

May 22 – why your vote is important in Tower Hamlets

May 22 – why your vote is important in Tower Hamlets

Willie Howard from the Tower Hamlets Unite Community Centre gives his views on the importance of voting. He’s urging his community to vote and make a difference. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…

May 22 – the importance of ‘Operation Black Vote’

May 22 – the importance of ‘Operation Black Vote’

Simon Woolley is the founder of Operation Black Vote. He  discusses with East London Lines the importance of engaging with voting and politics in order to get better representation for the black community. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…

May 22 – why your vote is important in Croydon

May 22 – why your vote is important in Croydon

Tom Black of The Croydon Citizen urges us to remember the importance of voting on May 22. He describes the issues that he thinks will need to be addressed in Croydon over the next four years. Video by Hajeera Blagg and Taku Dzimwasha…

Deprivation voter turnout methodology

Deprivation voter turnout methodology

In this week’s digital feature examining the link between voter turnout and deprivation, ELL looked at several different data sets. In the lead article, we examined voter turnout for each ward in each of ELL’s boroughs, found in the Borough Council Election Results 2010, published by the Greater London Authority…

Insufficient evidence for charges in voter fraud claims

Insufficient evidence for charges in voter fraud claims

  Police have not found enough evidence of  voting fraud in Tower Hamlets last year to identify suspects or bring prosecution, the Electoral Commission has said. The allegations of fraud related to  the Spitalfields and Bangletown ward by-elections on April 19 and the Weavers ward by-election on May 11 –…

Labour defeat Lib Dems at Whitefoot

Labour defeat Lib Dems at Whitefoot

Voters deserted Lewisham’s Liberal Democrats in the Whitefoot by-election last Thursday with the Labour Party winning the seat by a comfortable margin.…

Apply now to replace Nahimul as Young Mayor

Apply now to replace Nahimul as Young Mayor

Candidates for next year’s Tower Hamlets Young Mayor have just three weeks to be nominated for the post. Nominations close on July 13th  and the elections take place next January.…

Boris Johnson re-elected Mayor for second term as Livingstone bows out with emotional final speech

Boris Johnson re-elected Mayor for second term as Livingstone bows out with emotional final speech

EastLondonLines live-blogged the counting of the votes in the elections for London’s Mayor and the Greater London Assembly. See below for a summary of the night. Boris Johnson was re-elected as Mayor of London for a second term with a margin of 62,538 over Ken Livingstone – 51.5 per cent…

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