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Mayoral result 2024 - the one party state remains
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Post: #1
08-03-2024 01:26 PM

The full results:
DACRES Brenda - Labour and Co-operative Party - 21,576
HAMILTON John Nicholas - Workers Party of Britain (WPB) - 2,378
HERRON Michael - The Green Party - 6,835
LONG Nick - Independent - 917
MAINES Chris - Liberal Democrats - 4,896
MARTIN Maureen Maud - Christian Peoples Alliance - 1,233
QADAR Siama - Local Conservatives - 3,784
Turn out: 20.74%

So a fifth of the borough voted, we remain a one party state.
All a Mayor does is cost the borough further administration costs the borough can ill afford with the Mayor on £80K, so in perspective that is 50 households council tax to pay the salary, disgraceful.
Question - how long will the incumbent serve before they follow the last incumbent who quit to climb the greasy political ladder in Westminster?
First job for the new incumbent is to set the Council tax actoss bands A-G, waiting with baited breath, NOT.

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Joined: Apr 2011
Post: #2
08-03-2024 07:57 PM

Of note maybe that the three top candidates are pro-ULEZ & LTN. The bottom four are all anti-ULEZ/LTN. Rather under cuts the protestations of the vandals.

Plus in the upcoming GE if you don't want to vote Labour the Greens look like they may be the most popular alternative.

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Post: #3
09-03-2024 03:15 AM

Considering how low the turn out was, all we can tell is that Labour managed to get their membership out compared to the rest of them.

Lewisham has always tended to lean to the left-wing parties, even when the Tories had seats in the borough.

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