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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…

How deprivation and voter turnout is linked

How deprivation and voter turnout is linked

The poor don’t vote: it’s an intuitively held assumption, but it’s also reflected in the data. Tower Hamlets, however, defies the stereotype, and in a big way. Many of its wards are some of the most deprived  in the country, but its levels of voter turnout are puzzlingly above average.…

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…

Charlie Dark: how running changed my life

Charlie Dark: how running changed my life

ELL meets east London boy and founder of Shoreditch-based Run Dem Crew, Charlie Dark, to talk about life, depression and what got him running. Marking three days till runners fill the streets for the London Marathon. He’s one of those people that know how to work a crowd. Applying apparently…

Olympic VeloPark opens to public later this month

Olympic VeloPark opens to public later this month

The Lee Valley VeloPark, part of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, is due to open to the public at the end of the month. Members of the public will be able to use various cycling facilities and activities within the site, including the velodrome  where Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria…

Happy Christmas to all our readers from the ELL team

Happy Christmas to all our readers from the ELL team

The Eastlondonlines team would like wish all our readers a very happy festive season and a safe and prosperous New Year. Thank you for following the site over this year. We will be taking some down time over Christmas and New Year so we can fill ourselves with festive goodies…