Thursday, 1 March 2012
London elections 2012: giving cyclists a voice
The elections to be held on Thursday 3 May 2012 are important for Lambeth and London and are especially important for cyclists.
Whilst most media attention will focus on the big Boris Johnson/Ken Livingstone contest the behind the scenes work of London Assembly members affects how Transport for London implements transport measures that impact on cycling and sustainable transport.
As in previous elections we will be working with Southwark Cyclists to run a joint hustings event for the Lambeth and Southwark constituency. We have provisionally arranged to hold the meeting on Tuesday 24 April 2012 and will invite all those standing to attend the meeting so that we can hear their views.
Previous elections’ meetings have proved a very useful means for us to influence the decisions made in the Assembly and have opened up a useful dialogue on TfL cycling issues. In many cases the candidates standing in Lambeth and Southwark are also on their party’s London-wide list and so stand a chance of being elected that way even if not in this constituency. For further information on the London Assembly and Mayoral elections see www.londonelects.org.uk
Are you registered to vote in your current home?
To take part in the London 2012 elections you must be registered to vote in your current home. To find out if you are registered consult the electoral register: available in your local library or by contacting the Electoral Services department of Lambeth Council- 020 7926 2144 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have until 18 April 2012 to send back a registration form to Lambeth in order to take part in the elections on 3 May. Registration forms and other information can be found on the Lambeth website – www.lambeth.gov.uk/registertovote. You can register and vote in these elections if you are a citizen of the UK, the Commonwealth or another EU nation.