Mayoral and GLA elections 2008

As you are probably aware on 1 May 2008 in London elections are being held for the Mayor of London and Greater London Assembly. These elections are especially important for cyclists as the Mayor has direct control over Transport for London which is responsible for all the major roads in the borough and for promoting cycling and other forms of sustainable transpiort London-wide.

The Mayor of London (Ken Livingstone) will be standing for a third term as will our GLA member Valerie Shawcross in the Lambeth and Southwark constituency.

We are in discussions with Southwark Cyclists about the possibility of arranging a joint hustings meeting to find out the candidates’ views candidates on cycling and other sustainable transport issues.

The hustings will provisionally take place on Tuesday 8 April 2008 in a location in Herne Hill. The choice of location is not accidental – Herne Hill lies on the border between Lambeth and Southwark and the TfL scheme to ‘improve’ the junction met with much controversy. No doubt this will be one of the issues raised at the meeting! Look out for further information in our next newsletter or on the website or email list.

If you are not registered to vote in your current location you have until 9 April 2008 to do so in order to vote on 1 May. To find out more about registering contact Lambeth Borough Council Electoral Services department on 020 7926 2144 or see the Lambeth website where you can download a form to register.

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