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London Mayoral Election Watch

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    Sadiq Khan (Labour)
    26
    49.06%
    Zac Goldsmith (Tory)
    16
    30.19%
    Sian Berry (Green)
    4
    7.55%
    Caroline Pigeon (Lib Dem)
    2
    3.77%
    Peter Whittle (UKIP)
    5
    9.43%

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    Not bothered who wins, I like them both lol zacs been a **** by trying to portray Hindu/Sikh/Buddhist/Christian vs Muslims in this tho
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    I've lost some respect for Goldsmith

    All he seems to go in about is Khan's religion. Its getting a bit petty now.
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    I've lost some respect for Goldsmith

    All he seems to go in about is Khan's religion. Its getting a bit petty now.
    Yep, you can't win an election with just negative comments.
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    I'm not denying your statement but as I mentioned in another thread, it's important we don't forget that Sadiq Khan also used religion as a political strategy to gain votes: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...ays-sadiq-khan

    It's reckless to fall into this game of pointing the finger at the other person; the person who is elected Mayor will have an important role to play in leading one of the world's leading cities.
    That's true, but it's also different - Khan is trying to say that a Muslim Mayor would be a positive thing, or he's talking about the positives. The Lynton Crosby strategy that has been downloaded to Goldsmith is to use fear and race hate to divide and rule.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    That's true, but it's also different - Khan is trying to say that a Muslim Mayor would be a positive thing, or he's talking about the positives. The Lynton Crosby strategy that has been downloaded to Goldsmith is to use fear and race hate to divide and rule.
    It doesn't deter from the fact that Khan is still using his religion to gain votes.
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    It doesn't deter from the fact that Khan is still using his religion to gain votes.
    It's more like he's talking around it to try to outweigh the obvious negatives of a Muslim candidate in the current atmosphere. I know that's a subtle difference, but it's not quite the way you put it, as it's hardly a plus to be a Muslim in an election where 88% of the electorate are not Muslim and a significant number can't stand Muslims.
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    (Original post by Fullofsurprises)
    It's more like he's talking around it to try to outweigh the obvious negatives of a Muslim candidate in the current atmosphere. I know that's a subtle difference, but it's not quite the way you put it, as it's hardly a plus to be a Muslim in an election where 88% of the electorate are not Muslim and a significant number can't stand Muslims.
    I see your point but I'm basing this on the fact that Khan used this comment quite early on in his campaign: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/...ays-sadiq-khan

    The accusations against Khan aren't necessarily recent, but the leaflets, which caused the uproar are much more recent.

    My point is simple: it's foolish to assume that Khan has not used his minority status and religion as a means to gain votes; it is not simply in reaction to a 'Tory conspiracy'.
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    Frank Underwood I've decided I'm voting for Lee Harris and Sophie Walker, neither of which are options on the poll, cheers.
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    This is a pointless election. Labour will win London Mayoral elections because Majority of London is made up of non-English persons or immigrants. And especially when you count the large Muslim population they will naturally gravitate to a Labour candidate. London is lost to Labour because they imported the vote
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    (Original post by Omen96)
    This is a pointless election. Labour will win London Mayoral elections because Majority of London is made up of non-English persons or immigrants. And especially when you count the large Muslim population they will naturally gravitate to a Labour candidate. London is lost to Labour because they imported the vote
    Not really
    Your just saying that because it's not the result you want
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Not really
    Your just saying that because it's not the result you want
    Lol I'm not even voting in this election and I wouldn't if the playing field was different. London Mayor is a job which is not even two decades old and has very little political influence nor any influence considering London is owned by the elite. Whether it's Khan or Goldsmith the housing crisis will still exist, high rent will still exist, travel problems will still exist and so on. You are a blind bat if you think things will change Lmao.

    And I am right by the way. >50% is immigrant born or an immigrant and Labour in all polls attract the immigrant vote, plus are very popular in immigrant communities so I say again Labour will be attractive to immigrants. But you continue pretending that not the case
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    Zac Goldsmith has been using Sadiq Khan's apparent association with terrorists (all ********) in order to gain votes and has no real agenda. He's undermined democracy in that sense.

    Sadiq Khan has undoubtedly received support as a result but this was down to how Zac Goldsmith's plan on a religious attack failed tremendously.
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    (Original post by Omen96)
    Lol I'm not even voting in this election and I wouldn't if the playing field was different. London Mayor is a job which is not even two decades old and has very little political influence nor any influence considering London is owned by the elite. Whether it's Khan or Goldsmith the housing crisis will still exist, high rent will still exist, travel problems will still exist and so on. You are a blind bat if you think things will change Lmao.

    And I am right by the way. >50% is immigrant born or an immigrant and Labour in all polls attract the immigrant vote, plus are very popular in immigrant communities so I say again Labour will be attractive to immigrants. But you continue pretending that not the case
    your assumption is 'I know, lets vote for a fellow immigrant!'. That isnt the only factor nor is it a game changer for voters. If Zac Goldsmith didnt launch a religious attack on Khan and his policies were better then he would have had a greater chance.
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    your assumption is 'I know, lets vote for a fellow immigrant!'. That isnt the only factor nor is it a game changer for voters. If Zac Goldsmith didnt launch a religious attack on Khan and his policies were better then he would have had a greater chance.
    I'm pretty conservative, so I'll be voting tory in the assembly elections, but for the mayoral election, I just can't bring myself to vote Zac after the campaign he has fought. I'm instead voting CISTA and WE as a protest.
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    (Original post by Lime-man)
    I'm pretty conservative, so I'll be voting tory in the assembly elections, but for the mayoral election, I just can't bring myself to vote Zac after the campaign he has fought. I'm instead voting CISTA and WE as a protest.
    No wayyy

    CISTA ftw lmaooo

    in fairness london mayors have little power so CISTA will become one of the first to do something very meaningful
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    Sadiq Khan all the way!

    He seems genuine and honest. Especially because of the fact that hes not willing to make promises he can't keep.

    LOL, if CISTA actually stood a chance maybe I'd vote for them. Though in reality, the Green Party has a greater chance of winning than CISTA XD
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    your assumption is 'I know, lets vote for a fellow immigrant!'. That isnt the only factor nor is it a game changer for voters. If Zac Goldsmith didnt launch a religious attack on Khan and his policies were better then he would have had a greater chance.
    It's just a coincidence then that all high immigrant areas are Labour run and most immigrants vote for Labour...right, cheers to coincidence
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    (Original post by Youngmetro)
    No wayyy

    CISTA ftw lmaooo

    in fairness london mayors have little power so CISTA will become one of the first to do something very meaningful
    Their candidate is actually a really decent chap as well, grew up in south Africa fighting apartheid

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    (Original post by sazx12)
    Sadiq Khan all the way!

    He seems genuine and honest. Especially because of the fact that hes not willing to make promises he can't keep.

    LOL, if CISTA actually stood a chance maybe I'd vote for them. Though in reality, the Green Party has a greater chance of winning than CISTA XD
    It doesnt matter about tactical voting, i vote for what i believe in

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    (Original post by Omen96)
    It's just a coincidence then that all high immigrant areas are Labour run and most immigrants vote for Labour...right, cheers to coincidence
    Well immigrants are just generally steered towards the left wing agenda. Besides, all people have an equal vote so what is the issue?
 
 
 
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