May 3rd, 2012

London GLA Projections

YouGov, who were the most accurate pollsters in London 4 years ago, have produced projections for the Greater London Assembly. The good news is they expect the BNP to be wiped out, the bad news is that London could be looking at a Red-Green majority in the assembly trying to thwart Boris on cost cutting. In Germany Red-Green governed cities have veered to the far left.

It is still close and with the Tories polling double digits behind Labour since the budget, Boris has to overcome a tough national polling deficit. Paddick, despite being a better candidate than he was in 2008, is not expected to poll in double digits and UKIP are projected to cement their claim to be the third party gaining two seats and equaling the LibDems. The graphic below shows how London became Boris Town in 2008:

The suburbs besieged inner London to take control of City Hall from Red Ken…


  1. 1
    Not Ken Again says:

    Anyone but Ken!

    • 8
      Dave says:


      • 11
        Wayne Rooney says:

        morning baldy!

        • 44

          Over the 13 years of the last Labour government they did NOT deliver one of their six core values – social justice, strong community and strong values, reward for hard work, decency, rights matched by responsibilities.

          Miliband’s solution for hard-working families is to get us all deeper into debt than we have ever been before and drive investment growth money from these shores.

          If 44% of Londoners have memories so short, believe Labour’s lies and cannot see the disaster that is Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney, so they vote for Labour Councillors, then they deserve the mess they are stupid enough to desire

          • The colour purple says:

            #VoteUKIP today. You know it makes sense!

          • I can’t say I would support any organised party these days as they are all run by self interested sociopaths and that includes all the Labour Cabinet, Dave, George, Nick, Danny, Nigel Farage and Caroline Loony-Lucas.

            If I lived in London, I would vote for the best independent which in this case appears to be Boris

          • Rage Against the Political Elite. says:

            You can see where the Social Science experiment of SINGLE PARENTAGE and immigration policy working on the MAP.


            Not for long they have run out of Money. ha haha ha., ITS ALL OVER.

          • Aunt Mat says:

            Worst possible result for Boris.

            None of his policies will be passed by the GLA.

            But HOLD ON – they weren’t his policies anyway!

      • 12
        slaphead Dave says:

        Guido, can I borrow your cross hairs? I seem to be lustrous on top this morning.

      • 28
        V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

        One of the great pleasures in life is that I never have to experience Londonistan again. The question is, is that perverted, fat oily slug Tom Watson a fit and proper person to be an MP? The answer is obviously no so why is he able to continue?

        • 34
          Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

          One has to ask the same question about Keith Vaz and Handycock

          • BBC says:



      • 96
        BBC says:


    • 15
      Hattie's body armour says:

      Who gives a shit? Londonistan is now a lost cause and one can only hope that the civil war eradicates most of the undesirables.

      • 21
        Sarko says:

        that you Boris?

      • 109
        BBC says:


      • 124
        Plato says:

        You are only calling it Londonistan because you sold your place in London too cheaply and missed the property boom.

    • 20
      Aden says:

      I hear London has a drought, riots and crime wave. So at least the residents feel at home.

    • 39
      Mecca Bingo says:

      That’s a nice graphic of the Beacon of Islam Guido.

    • 62
      Twat watch says:
    • 86
      Sensible Simon says:

      I voted!

      For Ken, admittedly.

      But there you go.

  2. 2
    Labourunionsbbc we are one says:

    It is all down to London’s horrors who gets elected.

    • 43
      One of Labour's beloved Muzzie immigrunts says:

      Me and wives will use our 590 postal votes to be supportings Ken. Then we take daughters (who also vote despite being no olders than 7) to local female genital mutilations clinic that Ken will build. We is so pleased Labour now have this policies.

    • 101
      BBC says:


  3. 3
    Kensnout says:

    Not Ken the Hunt again. Krackers!

  4. 4

    If UKIP get 3 seats and beats LibDems will Clegg finally *uck off??

    • 57
      Pilot Officer Pontius says:

      If UKIP don’t get 3 seats, will Farage finally f.uck off?

      • 66
        Spartacus says:

        Let us hope ukip get more than three seats – then you can both find something else to abuse.

        • 78
          jgm2 says:

          Stuart Hyde for example, Chief constable of Cumbria who is clearly finding his inner chivalrous knight stirring in his loins moral compass.

        • 111
          BBC says:


    • 102
      BBC says:


      • 120
        UKIP - Fisting Your Granny Since 1993 says:

        UKIP are the only party that are committed to fisting your granny.

        • 125
          Bald Billy's Bumchum says:

          Whilst not totally committed in principal, we would under certain circumstances, be prepared to run a pilot scheme for certain selected and appropriate grannies in order to evaluate the benefits and dis-benefits of gerontological sparring.

  5. 4
    Dan says:


  6. 6
    Woy Hodgson says:

    Bowis! Bowis! Bowis!

  7. 7
    Dick Desmond says:

    Polls schmolls. Be a luv Guido, pop round and giv me knob a quik buff up.

  8. 9
    Quisling says:

    I cant see Karachi on that map?

  9. 10
    londonstatto says:

    The Mayor only needs 9 votes to pass his budget.

  10. 13
    Ink Blot Test says:

    I see a wolf with big claws.

  11. 14
    Miliband is confident! says:

    • 18
      Miliband is confident! says:
      • 32
        The last Jack Straw says:

        Via Diego Garcia?

      • 52
        Dan says:

        For his crimes & his substantial part in Blairs illegal wars I hope that the locals who had to jet wash what remained of their children off of what remained of their homes catch that smug little git & behead him live on the internet.

        I would pay to watch that.

        Weak, small time opportunist tax avoiding war criminal.

      • 70
        Quisling says:

        I do hope he has his poop scoop with him at all times, as his is Labour’s Dog Turd Tzar after all

      • 71
        Quisling says:

        I trust he has his p@@p sc@@p with him at all times. He is Labour’s D@g T*rd Tsar after all

  12. 16
    maggie the dog says:

    Great London deserve another Starlin

    • 68
      National Socialist says:

      We’ve got a few in our garden. Back from migration I suppose.

  13. 17
    Anonymous says:

    I’d rather have Ken and Labour than the Con-Dem’s. Cutting too much, too far, too quickly.

    • 22
      David Miliband says:

      You are Ed Miliband and i claim my £5!

    • 25

      Got your “far right media ruined my campaign” exit speech ready Ken?
      Save the tears for the end bit where you blame Thatcher.

      • 64
        I'm Not Judging, But... says:

        I bet Nonytwat would also secretly like gulags for enemies of the state, thought police and politburos, tax exemptions for Socialist Workers (A right oxymoron if ever…) as long as he could have the use of a dacha.

        Spaziba, Comrades – long live the reolution!


      • 107
        Ken's script in full.. says:


        I’m not crying for my own career.

        [sob] [smirks subconsciously, whispers 'Are you getting this on camera?']


        I’m crying for the people of London that I won’t be able to help. [sobs, looks around to see if anybody is buying his act..]

    • 35
      Sailor on Shore Leave says:


    • 55
      Dan says:

      Except we are not.

      Socialist Osbourne is spending more than McMental.

      And printing more than McRuin.

      And borrowing more than McDebt.

      And taxing us more than McRobber.

      FACTS – as I believe you cultural terrorists like to state.

      • 76
        I'm Not Judging, But... says:

        Yeah – mainly because McTwat didn’t cut out the cancer – he put a f.ucking band aid on it. Now the surgeon is having to take more away, spend more time doing it (and time IS money) with no f.ucking anaesthetic, because we can’t afford it!

        What did you pink wan.kers expect after TELLING us there was no money left?!

        Is full frontal lobotomy preferred or mandatory in order to support the Liebour party?

        I’d rather have a full bottle in front of me, than a full frontal lobototmy.

    • 65
      We have another victim of Liebour's ejookayshun system says:

      The Con-dem’s what? Tea and sandwiches?

    • 88
      jgm2 says:

      Cutting too much, too far, too quickly.

      How wrong can one person be? You are Gordon brown and I claim my gold.

      The problem remains that after two years they have cut too little, too shallow, too slowly.

  14. 19

    Just think what they could have achieved with a candidate that Labour actually support.

    Poor choice in Ken. Eddie Izzard could have been running up the steps to be mayor tomorrow.

  15. 24
    suissebob says:

    “the bad news is that London could be looking at a Red-Green majority in the assembly thwarting Boris on cost cutting.”

    Bollocks. I looked up what powers assembly members have this morning and to do anything requires a TWO-THIRDS majority.

  16. 30
    Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

    The map basically represents the desirability of areas to live in London. The shittier they are the higher proportion of the vote goes to Ken

    • 42
      Anonymous says:

      Like attracts like so they say.

    • 49
      Ken Livingstone says:

      Labour’s supporters are typically people with sub-average IQ, low-status jobs and short worthless lives lived-out in shitty areas. People who are too stupid to look after themselves.

      Smart people, with successful careers and nice houses, don’t vote Labour.

      Please vote for me today.

  17. 33
    LibLabCon=scum says:

    “he good news is they expect the B*P to be wiped out”

    That’s “good news” how, exactly?

  18. 37
    Ah! Monika (Mail) says:

    “If someone in our house says one thing and does another….we call it doing a Cameron “

    • 47
      BBC NEWS says:

      So do we.
      We toyed with ‘doing a Ken’ but decided against.

    • 59
      Steve Miliband says:

      When bank account overdrawn and credit cards at their limit we call it doing a Gordon

      • 79
        Osama the Nazarene says:


      • 84
        The Barclay Bros. says:

        lol yes we call it doing a Gordon when all the gold has gone

      • 114
        Lady Virginia Droit de Seigneur says:

        A real Gordon is reaching overdraft and credit card limit then applying for more credit cards to ensure boom and bust is completely abolished.

        • 129
          Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP says:

          I’ve done the gay gordon in my underpants this morning
          oooh matron

  19. 45
    hot spots says:

    I take it the areas coloured red are the ones to avoid?

    • 75
      Pedal to the metal says:

      Only if you’re a cabbie, because those are the areas where you might encounter the morbidly obese fat-arsed shadow public health minister, Diane Abbott.

      In which case you put your foot to the floor and turn your wipers on.

      • 95
        jgm2 says:

        Surely you just turn off your little light. Sorry luv – I’ve knocked off for the day.

        • 104
          Pedal to the metal says:

          You could, I suppose. But running her over would be better. “I just didn’t see her, officer. I felt a bump and heard a yelp, so I reversed and felt another bump, but I didn’t see nothing so I drove off and felt a bump, so I reversed and (continues for 10 minutes).”

  20. 46
    Not a stooge. No not at all. Honest. says:

    Nice to see that self-important knob Gilligan is still bigging himself up above and beyond all evidence to the contrary (“Why Labour Supporters Should Shun Ken”): “After I revealed that his idol, Ken Livingstone, had saved a fortune by channelling six-figure earnings through a personal company, ” … errm that’s “I” spelt “G-U-I-D-O”, isn’t it?

    • 100
      jgm2 says:

      Gilligan did a great service exposing Ken as a crook last time around and gave a fair effort at preventing Blair and Campbell’s insane Iraq war.

      Gilligan did more, by attempting to prevent the Iraq war, (that was based on nothing but lies) to promote community harmony than divisive Ken ever did.

  21. 48
    The Last Quango in Paris says:

    The terrifying thought is what would happen if Ken was not Labour’s choice, a bit like what would happen if Ed (s) were not Labour choice. Put someone half decent in and they will be serious contenders. People have short memories.

    • 81
      A man in a chair says:

      Brown wasn’t Labour’s choice either, don’t forget.

      • 105
        jgm2 says:

        David Miliband had only to stand up to him and Labour might still be in power.

        Brown had only to call that election instead of bottling it and Labour might still be in power.

        God, we were lucky. It might not feel like it right now but imagine what more damage the Maximum Imbecile could have done in another two years.

  22. 50
    The Proviinces says:

    What about the local elections?
    This blog is the most London-centric load of old shit I have ever seen.

    Shove an Oyster card up your collective arses and fuck off.

  23. 53
    Ah! Monika says:

    Can somebody tweet Stephanie Flanders and ask her ” When you leave the polling station tonight, put Ken’s lights out “

  24. 56
    Steve Miliband says:

    Yes but who will win the East Fotheringham ward in Upper Wanstock? That’s what we want to know.

  25. 60
    David Rose says:

    Which ward is that little red pimple in the SW? Somewhere in Kingston?

  26. 63
    Osama the Nazarene says:

    Just loaned my vote to UKIP, with Boris as backup of course.

    You say In Germany Red-Green governed cities have veered to the far left. The Greens ARE far left infiltrated by disillusioned Commies and Trots.

    Agree that Paddick was much better than last time round but his policies still don’t stack up. This hourly Oyster ticket on all buses is only for tourists. Most hard working Londoners have a weekly, monthly or annual ticket.

    • 90
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      Errr right. Anyone using london transport is either a tourist or Londoners with a season ticket.

      Rather the shitty assumption I noticed to be honest.

    • 113
      BBC says:


  27. 73
    Lord Mooncrater says:

    I don’t see the problem if the lefties get a majority. Boris and the UKIP should go into the first assembly with chain guns and assassinate the fuckers.

    There is no crime of killing pond life and these tossers aren’t as intelligent as spyrogyra.

  28. 82
    David Rose says:

    Lord Desai also questioned Boris Johnson’s abilities and record as Mayor and said he will still probably vote for Mr Livingstone despite his belief that the party would have been better choosing a contender such as Harriet Harman.

    Hetty Harperson???

    • 92
      A man in a chair says:

      Whenever I despair at the miserable high tax/high spending dross that constitutes today’s Conservative party, and I contemplate whether Labour would or could actually possibly maybe be bett.. I stop myself in mid-thought because Harriet Hatesmen’s stupid wrinkly po-faced image crawls its way into my mind.

  29. 108
    Referee says:

    Mensch’s thin skin amuses.

    Is it safe to say that, please?

  30. 115
    Penfold says:

    Got an overlay for that map that shows the density of council/social housing?

    We should go back to the old arrangements that ONLY property owners can vote in local elections where rates are set and money locally raised is spent. Those on benefits and in receipt of state subsidies have a vested interest in keeping the taps on, as they don’t have to pay.

  31. 118
    Iprintmy own businesscards says:

    When I put my empty wine bottles in the general waste bin what are they going to fine me now?

  32. 126
    Captain Hugo says:

    Isn’t there a correlation between the Red areas and the looting that happened last summer?

  33. 127
    Order-Order Troll says:


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