A mayor for London

  An envelope passed through my letterbox on Thursday. On 5th May London will need to choose a new Mayor.

No idea what was going on

I was very aware that the Mayoral elections were coming up. I also knew it would be an important position to think about. I believe that your right to vote is an essential part of our society. I think we should exercise that even if our vote is for the outsider.

However, I genuinely had no idea who was running and what their focuses were for the future of London.

Choices

There are 10 candidates ranging from newer independent parties such as the Women’s Equality Party to the usual suspects, Conservatives and Labour. They all seems to be saying roughly the same thing; cheaper housing, safer and more secure London, better transport and more jobs. Then they have extreme differences; in or out of the EU? Lower fares or more housing? Constantly trying to undermine the other. 

Decisions

So who to vote for? The independants are amusing (there’s one who only seems to talk about making cannabis legal and nothing else) but the Women’s Equality Party feels like the next stage of the suffragettes. Just this time we’re not marching.

Who knows but let’s hope people have registered to vote. We didn’t fight for a democracy  just to stay quiet because we felt our voice didn’t matter.

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Author: Raphaelle

Creative | Futurist | Misfit. Freelance Digital #marketing, #social & #product #strategy and #engagement. Founder of ArtSpotter. Mixing up something marvellous.

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