The polls open at 7am tomorrow for the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections. LondonElects has full details of how and where to vote on their website.
Four years ago LondonUnlocked assessed the policies put forward by the leading candidates (fellows by the names of Livingstone, Paddick and Johnson incidentally) and came out marginally favouring those of the Liberal Democrat candidate. For this election our only suggestion is that you get out and vote.
We've been running a tally of the candidates' policies as they've been announced. You can find that here. The candidates' transport manifestos (or full manifestos if not broken up by subject) can be found below:
- Siobhan Benita (Independent)
- Boris Johnson (Conservative)
- Jenny Jones (Green)
- Ken Livingstone (Labour)
- Brian Paddick (Lib Dem)
- Lawrence Webb (UKIP)
There is much to like about some of the ideas in these manifestos. Of course, most people don't vote for a Mayor or Assembly Member on transport policies alone but if, like us, transport is something you're passionate about then it's worth your while to have a read of the ideas being floated before casting your ballot.
Do you want a fares cut, a pledge to invest in infrastructure, longer hours for the Tube, or a roving bus ticket? The answer is probably all of the above. Nonetheless, we urge you to take a look at the manifestos and think about who has the best slate of policies for you, and how achievable you think that agenda might be.
Polls open at 7am and close at 10pm.