About the campaign
In the shadow of London’s City skyscrapers are some of the country’s most deprived housing estates; throwing into stark comparison the need for Britain’s finance-focused economy to do better for ordinary people.
But here in our local area – residents are in the minority. The businesses and big banks housed in the City square mile get more votes in elections than the people who actually live here. And when you look at our elitist local authority – the City of London Corporation – it’s obvious that the residents here need better representation.
With We Can Win, residents of Portsoken and the City of London area have been working on campaigns to improve life in the community. Through listening to and mobilising local people, we saw the highest voter turnout in last year’s local elections, and three local residents elected as councillors who truly represent their community.