As the dust gradually settles following yesterday’s local elections, all of London waits with baited breath in anticipation of which colour tie the mayor will be sporting for the next four years. As it stands, Labour’s Sadiq Khan (seen here posing for the cover of his mixtape, dropping soon!) leads Conservative Zac Goldsmith by 11 points, on first preference.
However, one statistic, which continues to interest academics and enflame first year politics students, is voter turnout, which has been rumoured this year to be as low as 12% in spite of government initiatives pushing registration. Whilst the vast majority probably feel that they have a list as long as their arm of better things to do on a sunny Thursday afternoon, many will have abstained in protest either against the candidates or the system. Whilst you may still be riding the adrenaline of “sticking it to the man”, here’s five examples of people who did it better:
1. “We’re not here to take part, we’re here to provide affordable public transport.”
2. The Dark Knight stands on a platform of vigilante justice and regular waste collection.
3. Attendants were justifiably curious when this guy came asking for more colours
4. Unfortunately elections to the galactic council took place on the May 4th
5. It is rumoured UKIP rejected Buncha Fannies as a candidate for being too liberal
6. This guy used his ballot paper for something more profound…
7. Quotes always strengthen a candidate.
8. What we all thought of the Scottish Referendum, really…
And finally, for those who find the AV system confusing, at least you don’t live in Australia…