London Elects a Mayor on Thursday

(39 Posts)
dontCISme Tue 04-May-21 07:55:48

Who will you be voting for?

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dontCISme Tue 04-May-21 07:56:59

I'm feeling very disillusioned with Labours stance on women's sex-based rights.

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dontCISme Tue 04-May-21 07:58:26

Something to put in your window or print out & give to canvassers... can't believe we are still having to make this point 🥲

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 04-May-21 08:02:22

Count Binface as first choice. I'm undecided about whether to cast my second vote. If I do, it would probably go to the Women's Equality Party. I know their view is that 'woman' is a gender identity, not an indicator of biological sex, but as Mandu Reid is not going to win I just want to indicate that women's rights do matter to me.

My local WEP candidate is a fine woman, so I will probably vote for her too. Not sure what to do about the list vote.

BigSandyBalls2015 Tue 04-May-21 08:02:37

I've no idea who to vote for .... so watching this with interest.

SquirmOfEels Tue 04-May-21 08:06:39

I have no candidate that I actually want to win.

So Binface might be the natural home for a protest vote, but I'll cruise the booklet in case there's a preferable option.

Where's a good traditional Monster Raving Loony when you need one!

NoToast Tue 04-May-21 08:06:51

In that case OP don't vote Green. At conference Sian took a vehement stance against the Green Party recognising women's rights as a protected characteristic in line with their other policies on disabled rights, black and other ethnic minorities etc. She said on twitter she was crying with relief when the motion was defeated.

Uh.....right.

I won't be voting Green locally.

dontCISme Tue 04-May-21 08:37:57

We should message those we don't vote for & explain why.

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edwinbear Tue 04-May-21 09:39:40

Shaun Bailey. DH and I will both need to replace our cars under Sadiq's ULEZ extension scheme. DH has been unemployed for 18 months and we really can't afford to buy two new cars.

Tuesdaysintheazores Tue 04-May-21 10:12:25

I just don't get how criticism of Labour on womens issues -which is valid- comes anywhere close to the problems with this corrupt government which gives out contracts to mates, is covering up who's subsidising the PM and which presided over so many thousands of deaths. That's not to mention Shaun Bailey's offensive remarks about teenage mothers and single parents, etc etc. I'm voting Lab our Libdem

dontCISme Tue 04-May-21 10:17:00

@Tuesdaysintheazores totally agreed we need to get the Tories out! The mayoral election won't do that though will it?

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Tuesdaysintheazores Tue 04-May-21 10:17:56

No but it's a step in the right direction

dontCISme Tue 04-May-21 10:19:05

Re: Shaun Bailey, I certainly won't vote for a sexist Tory who doesn't care about the environment 🤷🏻‍♀️

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MarshaBradyo Tue 04-May-21 10:19:24

Not sure really need to read up on stuff

Ostara212 Tue 04-May-21 10:20:33

I honestly don't know what to do.

I debated spoiling the ballot or not voting but that doesn't feel right.

I would like to know the best candidate to get Khan out really, but there isn't one. I am not sure we need a Mayor of London - or at least the remit needs to get a lot smaller and they need to stop flinging money about.

dontCISme Tue 04-May-21 10:22:04

So we just throw women's sex based rights under the bus?

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JeffreyJefferson Tue 04-May-21 10:23:35

I’m voting for Niko Omilana. Only one who talks sense tbh

dreamingbohemian Tue 04-May-21 10:29:15

Count Binface definitely has the best manifesto

www.countbinface.com/london-2021-manifesto

Seriously though, I think it's a matter of priorities. Labour's stance on trans issues is not hugely relevant for the specific position of London mayor. It's going to be Khan or Bailey, who do you think will do better managing the very serious problems in this city?

Tuesdaysintheazores Tue 04-May-21 10:38:04

I'm simply saying Shaun Bailey is vile and if you read some of his comments about women, religious groups, single mums, you will see what I mean. There's plenty of other candidates including a pro Europe one and someone from the womens equality party.

MarshaBradyo Tue 04-May-21 10:39:31

I need to look into it more but the Cons candidate was woeful on radio LBC a while back

It stuck out as bad

Ostara212 Tue 04-May-21 10:40:23

Does Shaun Bailey have a chance?

my main concern about him is whatever Khan wants to build, he seems to want to build more on top of that!

QwertyGirly Tue 04-May-21 10:41:22

I just don't get how criticism of Labour on womens issues -which is valid- comes anywhere close to the problems with this corrupt government which gives out contracts to mates, is covering up who's subsidising the PM and which presided over so many thousands of deaths. That's not to mention Shaun Bailey's offensive remarks about teenage mothers and single parents, etc etc. I'm voting Lab our Libdem

This. Except for me is Labour first, Green second.

idontlikealdi Tue 04-May-21 10:41:26

I don't want to vote for any of them. Unfortunately I think we are in a better the devil you know scenario and Khan will slide back in due to voter apathy.

Tuesdaysintheazores Tue 04-May-21 10:46:50

Tbf I think a lot of people like Khan. He does stand up for Londoners and he's popular

Ostara212 Tue 04-May-21 10:52:29

I actually like Khan too

it's the LTNs and unused cycle lanes that bother me the most.

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