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#ELLGetRegistered: Goldsmiths Students’ Union tell the cynics to vote

EastLondonLines asked Goldsmiths Students’ Union Education Officer Sarah El-alfy why students should vote when more than 50 per cent did not vote in the last general elections.

#ELLGetRegistered: Methodology for exploring the importance of the youth vote in the 2015 general election

#ELLGetRegistered: Methodology for exploring the importance of the youth vote in the 2015 general election

This week’s digital features encouraging young people in the ELL boroughs to register to vote were based on several different data sets. Our features primarily used data and information from the Electoral Commission which recorded “registration completeness” within different age groups, demographics and housing tenures. “Completeness” is defined as being…

#ELLGetRegistered: Students – think carefully about where you vote! Our guide to the UK’s swing seats

#ELLGetRegistered: Students – think carefully about where you vote! Our guide to the UK’s swing seats

Students: beer drinkers, penny-pinchers and takeaway lovers, but also one of the most under-registered groups on the electoral roll. The student population is consistently one of the hardest to canvas, particularly at their term-time addresses. High mobility due to short-term private rent contracts, means that this demographic were often failed…

#ELLGetRegistered: Not sure who to vote for? Take our quiz to find out whose policies you most agree with

#ELLGetRegistered: Not sure who to vote for? Take our quiz to find out whose policies you most agree with

  Unsure who to vote for? Take our election quiz to see which party’s policies you match up most with. On the following issues, with which statement do you most agree?…

#ELLGetRegistered: Our guide to voter registration

#ELLGetRegistered: Our guide to voter registration

At the last election nearly 4000 people in the ELL boroughs left it too late to register to vote. Don’t let that happen to you. The last day in which UK citizens can register is this Monday April 20. The graph below, displaying data from the Electoral Commission, demonstrates how…

#ELLGetRegistered: why we need young voters

#ELLGetRegistered: why we need young voters

Why do young people let older people shape their future? Over the next week, ELL will explain why 18-24 year olds should vote on 7 May.  194 seats could be lost by only a five per cent shift in votes according to a BBC report. 18-24 year olds make up…

GayEastLondon: Methodology for mapping the decline of east London’s gay bars and pubs

GayEastLondon: Methodology for mapping the decline of east London’s gay bars and pubs

This dataset was created primarily from listings kept at the LAGNA archive.  To do this we searched through London listings including Time Out and QX from 1985 onwards. We also spoke to gay rights activists and local pub owners in our boroughs. A gay bar is defined for this purpose…

Election 2015 Policy Quiz Code (DO NOT EDIT)

Election 2015 Policy Quiz Code (DO NOT EDIT)

Tuition fees? Scrap them for pupils from poorer backgrounds if the subject is in science, technology, maths or engineering. Decrease to £6,000. Maintain and possibly increase. Abolish. Maintain. Immigration? Net immigration should be brought down to below 100,000 a year. Low-skilled migration should be reduced but students and high-skilled migrants…

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

Man sentenced to prison for supplying cannabis

A man has been sentenced to a year in prison for dealing cannabis on the streets of Croydon. At Croydon Crown Court, Rasheed White, 18, was sentenced to 12 months in prison last week after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to three counts of dealing cannabis. He was arrested in December during…

David Wood secures Selhurst by-election win for Labour

David Wood secures Selhurst by-election win for Labour

Labour say they are “looking good” after their comfortable Croydon council by-election win in Selhurst Ward last week, despite only 1 in 5 residents turning up to polling day. Newly-elected David Wood, 42, retained the seat for Labour after the death of Councillor Gerry Ryan in January, polling 1,517 votes.…

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