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    Zac Goldsmith (Conservative)
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    32.00%
    Sadiq Khan (Labour)
    16
    32.00%
    Sian Berry (Green)
    2
    4.00%
    Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat)
    2
    4.00%
    Peter Whittle (Ukip)
    4
    8.00%
    George Galloway (Respect)
    2
    4.00%
    I don't live in London but support Goldsmith
    3
    6.00%
    I don't live in London but support Khan
    5
    10.00%

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    I live in London but I will not be voting.
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    What a badass
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    Even though people like BoJo and Goldsmith are the reason London is such an awful place to live, it's already so far gone you might as well just farm it out to foreign billionaires now and rake in the tax.
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    (Original post by meenu89)
    Sadiq 'I'm a son of an immigrant' Khan will win hands down, not hard seeing as London is basically a Labour city.
    If they picked a better candidate (like Syed Kamall) they might actually have a chance. This Zac guy is awful. Still a while to go though.
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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    The garden bridge is a good thing- increased Tourism in that area of London. So are high rise buildings and luxury apartments. We need more housing and luxury housing generates the highest profit margins- good for London's economy.
    any home building is good for londons economy you need about a million homes to be built just to stop the pricing rising past the stupid levels they already are


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    (Original post by Ladbants)
    The garden bridge is a good thing- increased Tourism in that area of London. So are high rise buildings and luxury apartments. We need more housing and luxury housing generates the highest profit margins- good for London's economy.
    The Garden Bridge would be a disaster. I'm not sure why "that area" in particular needs increased tourism, London certainly isn't short of tourism money and any increased tourism would be negligible. The bridge will consume at least £60 million of public money, yet it will not be a public space. Whilst public spending is being cut and infrastructure it's ridiculous to spend that much money on such a ridiculous project. If the city needs a new bridge, it needs one that takes traffic.

    As for London's economy, I think we need to think about who really profits from BoJo's vanity projects crusade.
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    (Original post by Ravenous)
    If they picked a better candidate (like Syed Kamall) they might actually have a chance. This Zac guy is awful. Still a while to go though.
    I thought Syed Kamall was a stronger candidate too- but I've read a few pieces (Iirc from guido Fawkes) showing him to be one of the most corrupt MPs in parliament).
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    (Original post by Buonaparte)
    The Garden Bridge would be a disaster. I'm not sure why "that area" in particular needs increased tourism, London certainly isn't short of tourism money and any increased tourism would be negligible. The bridge will consume at least £60 million of public money, yet it will not be a public space. Whilst public spending is being cut and infrastructure it's ridiculous to spend that much money on such a ridiculous project. If the city needs a new bridge, it needs one that takes traffic.

    As for London's economy, I think we need to think about who really profits from BoJo's vanity projects crusade.
    Does this not look beautiful to you?
    http://cdni.wired.co.uk/1240x826/g_j...n-bridge-2.jpg

    It is a great idea because it will lead efforts to regenerate the North bank area, as well as providing a nice pedestrian area for Londoners. It will give both tourists and Londoners a new way to experience the River Thames and London's amazing skyline.

    A cost-benefit analysis was already carried out and it found that there would be a 5.8:1 benefit to cost ratio. In addition to this, 78% of Londoners support the bridge being built.

    The extra revenue that this will generate can then be used to regenerate other parts of London and lead to other innovative ideas being realised in London.
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    (Original post by Bornblue)
    Sadiq polling well ahead atm. Not surprised, goldsmith is a poor candidate. Sadiq is actually talking about issues important to Londoners like housing, jobs and transport. Goldsmith is going on about leaving Europe, in the most pro EU city in the country.

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    Betting markets as well as our prediction market (http://app.almanis.com/#/outcomes/120) seem to suggest that Sadiq is a warm favourite to win as well
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    (Original post by Alex from almanis)
    Betting markets as well as our prediction market (http://app.almanis.com/#/outcomes/120) seem to suggest that Sadiq is a warm favourite to win as well
    Not surprised. London is generally more left wing and far more ethnically diverse than the country as a whole. It takes a really popular tory like Johnson to win the Mayoral election.

    Goldsmith so far has been really poor, supporting Brexit and trying to whip up racial tensions within religious communities. Not that Khan's been brilliant, but he's been solid enough.
 
 
 
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