May­oral vote too im­por­tant to miss

Harefield Gazette - - OPINION - DEB­O­RAH KING Ot­ter­field Road, Yiewsley

I WAS sur­prised and con­cerned to find out from Hilling­don Demo­cratic Ser­vices that Yiewsley had one of the low­est turnouts in the 2012 Lon­don May­oral elec­tions.

Fewer than 25% of peo­ple voted,

as against a Lon­don av­er­age turnout of 38%.

The May­oral elec­tions in May 2016 are im­por­tant, as they af­fect how many po­lice we have on the streets, how much we pay for pub­lic trans­port, how much af­ford­able hous­ing is built and many other key is­sues.

I have reg­is­tered a web­site,

www.yiewsley.org and would like to hear from any­one who is in­ter­ested in a non par­ti­san cam­paign to in­crease voter turnout in the lo­cal area.

Please con­tact me if you can help with ideas or prac­ti­cal sup­port by email­ing Deb­o­rah@yiewsley.org.

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