Wednesday, 4 May 2016

London Mayor Elections 2016- Get started with our research links.

May 5th is London Mayor election day- try these recommended links for students/ researchers.

London Elects is the programme team that organises Mayor of London and London Assembly elections. Its website has basic guides for voters on the process and candidates.It also has electoral legislation 
 Democratic Dashboard has information for votes and past election results.From Democratic Audit, based in the London School of Economics

News services
Guardian news coverage and analysis
Mayor Watch
LBC london news 
Evening standard  - 
criticism of standard coverage from Media Standards Trust.
Huffington Post 

 Academic discussion.
The Conservation has a good introduction to the candidates as well as academic discussion.
LSE Centre for Cities blog discussion.
Dods monitoring analysis of manifestos  
LSE Blogs 
Also LSE public event why I should be mayor tomorrow (28th January 2016)

Submissions/ analysis  from interest groups 
Here now how the environment could impact on the 2016 elections
Alzheimers Society
Family Friendly London
Fawcett society (Womens rights)
Gingerbread - upfront a childcare deposit guarantee 
London Elections - Freight manifesto.
Learning and Work Institute - Close the Gap how the mayor can extend opportunity.
RMT - where do the candidates stand on issues relevant to RMT (transport) union members.
Age Uk
End Violence against women 
NHS Confederation 
Friends of the Earth 

Political blogs
Conservative home
Labour List
Spectator magazine 
New Statesman

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