A post worth quoting in its entirety from the Skyscraper City Forums:

Red shows districts in local authorities that voted for Ken Livingstone.
Blue shows districts in local authorities that voted for Boris Johnson.

12: Dulwich – Peckham – Walworth – Elephant & Castle – Oxford St
18: Sudbury – Wembley – Harlesden – Paddington – Euston
25: Ilford – Manor Park – Forest Gate – Bow – Bank – Oxford St
29: Wood Green – Holloway – Camden Town – Trafalgar Sq
38: Clapton – Hackney – Islington – Holborn – Victoria
73: Seven Sisters – Tottenham – Islington – Victoria
149: Edmonton – Tottenham – Dalston – London Bridge
207: Hayes – Southall – Ealing – Acton – White City
436: Lewisham – New Cross – Peckham – Vauxhall – Edgeware Rd
453: Deptford – Old Kent Rd – Elephant & Castle - Oxford Circus
507: Waterloo – LambethVictoria
521: WaterlooHolbornLondon Bridge

Conclusion:
Those in areas most affected by the removal of articulated ‘bendy’ buses were in favour of a mayoral candidate that pledged to keep them.

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8 Responses to Bendy Buses And Voting Patterns

  1. David says:

    This doesn’t look entirely accurate – I haven’t looked at the others, but the 207 route is a fully Boris-voting affair. Hayes, Southall, Ealing and Acton are all in the Ealing and Hillingdon constituency, which is pretty staunchly Tory. Ironically, the 207 will be one of the last to convert.

  2. Tim says:

    The does seem to be some large gaps of blue left off this.
    For example:
    436: Lewisham – New Cross – Peckham – Vauxhall – Edgeware Rd
    Between Vauxhall and Paddington (Where it terminates) also are Victoria and Mable Arch (Both blue).
    453 Missing Westminster (Blue).
    12 Missing Westminster (Blue).
    149 Missing Liverpool St (Blue).
    521 Missing Cannon St (Blue).
    .
    So the stops look like they have been selected to make them look mostly red (otherwise why put both Walworth and Elephant and Castle in?)

  3. Secretlondon says:

    No e in Edgware.

  4. Helen says:

    I think the Southall Broadway ward had the second-highest vote for Livingstone so the 207 is most definitely not blue all the way.

  5. Simon K says:

    Holborn should be red, as Camden voted Ken (as did the Holborn ward).

    It’s a bit misleading anyway to label these areas by local authority, as some of them are in wards which voted the other way. White City, for example, was a Ken ward in Boris’s Hammersmith & Fulham. And as stated above, Southall was one of Ken’s strongest areas, but Ealing borough voted for Boris overall.

  6. Simon K says:

    Also Ilford is in Boris-voting Redbridge, although a number of the Ilford town wards voted for Ken.

  7. Simon K says:

    Incidentally, I saw a bendy being used as a rail replacement service on Mile End Road on Saturday. One would have thought Boris would have called a halt to those too? What are the contractual arrangements there?

  8. Matt says:

    @Simon K

    I saw a Routemaster being used as a rail replacement on Baker Street last weekend. So maybe Boris really is bringing them back!

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