William Campbell-Taylor believes Labour councillors get unfair treatment from their peers, and says they should instead be praised for their transparency.
“Many of the Independent City councillors are also Conservative Party members – not to mention Freemasons – and at least one of them is a serving Conservative councillor elsewhere,” said Mr Campbell-Taylor.
“It’s completely fine that they should have political affiliations, of course. What isn’t fine is that they should then pretend they have no political interests.”
Labour caused a stir in March’s City-wide elections when the party increased its influence in the Court of Common Council fivefold.
Now the latest man to run with a red rosette is hoping his public-facing campaign will be enough to help him join the fray and become the first Labour Alderman.
“Many residents are pleased to have the opportunity to support a Labour candidate for Alderman, though it’s also true that party politics isn’t the only consideration when choosing whom to vote for.
“Residents and small businesses want to know that you are on their side, that you will fight their corner.” Continue reading “Labour’s candidate William Campbell-Taylor on why party politics has a place in the City”
Portsoken Aldermanic Election Update: William Campbell-Taylor will be Labour candidate for the forthcoming Aldermanic election which will take place on Dec 14th 2017. This is the first time that the Labour party will contest an Aldermanic seat in the City of London. William Campbell-Taylor became the first ever political party candidate to be elected to the Common Council after winning a by-election in Portsoken in March 2014. Labour now has five Labour councillors in the City of London following historic election results in 2017 which included the election of two Labour councillors in the ward of Portsoken.
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Sir Michael David Bear has surrendered the office of Alderman for the Ward of Portsoken. An election of a new Alderman will now take place.
The Notice of Election will be published on Tuesday 14 November 2017. This will also be the earliest date for the submission of nomination papers by candidates. The latest date for the submission of nomination papers will be noon on Tuesday 21 November 2017 to submit their nomination papers.
The deadline for new postal votes applications and for changes to existing postal and proxy voting arrangements will be 5pm, Wednesday 29 November 2017.
The deadline for new proxy votes applications will be at 5pm on Wednesday 6 December 2017.
A Wardmote (Ward meeting) is scheduled to take place at 6pm on Wednesday 13 December 2017 at the Artizan Street Library and community Centre, 1 Artizan Street, London, E1 7AE. All eligible voters are entitled to attend and there will be an opportunity for candidates to address the meeting and for voters to ask them questions.
If the election is contested then a poll will take place on Thursday 14 December 2017. electors north of Aldgate High Street their polling station will be located at Artizan Street Library and Community Centre, 1 Artizan Street, London, E1 7AE. For electors south of Aldgate High Street their polling station will be located at Portsoken Community Centre, Guinness Court Estate, Mansell Street, London, E1 8AH . The polling stations will be open between the hours of 8am and 8pm. To request a candidate nomination pack, or if you have any queries regarding this election, contact the Electoral Services Office.