Elections

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3574
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

For the 2012 elections would the Mayor prefer a £5million+ electronic count where the bulk of the costs would go to a foreign computer company or a £3.5million manual count where the bulk of the costs would go into Londoner's pockets?

Answer

Answer for Elections

Answer for Elections

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Authority's Scheme of Delegation quite properly gives the Chief Executive, in his role as the Greater London Returning Officer, the right to take all the decisions about how GLA elections are delivered. That accords entirely with the practice across the country that politicians contest elections, and do not decide how they should be run.