City Hindus Network

Not-for-profit organisation promoting networking, personal development and charity amongst Hindu professionals in London.

The Brief:

  • The City Hindus Network in collaboration with the Hindu Lawyers’ Association and the National Hindu Students’ Forum to present a member survey for the forthcoming 2016 London Mayoral Elections on 5 May.
  • This survey aims to express the views of London’s Hindu demographic to each candidate representing the main political parties in the London Mayoral Election.
  • Before we opened the survey to the general public, we tested the survey internally to ensure the validity and integrity of it is maintained when producing the results. This is in line with the protocol that is followed with all politically focused surveys to maintain credibility.

Results of the Survey
The survey posed six key questions covering   range of issues such as effective engagement, business, education, housing shortage and issues affecting Hindu Londoners.

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  • The majority of Hindus surveyed in London believe that Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative Party candidate, will be best suited in addressing socio-economic issues effectively.
  • Across all issues, Zac Goldsmith received an average endorsement of 75% followed by Sadiq Khan of the Labour Party with an average of 9%.
  • Based on 128 responses received, Participation of the Hindu community is expected to be 99.2% in the 2016 London Mayoral Elections.
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  • Responses were concentrated from the London Borough of Harrow (22%) followed by the London Boroughs of Barnet and Brent (12.7%).
  • Most of our responses are from people aged 25-35 years at 47.7%, of which 18.8% are employed in Finance/Banking, followed by 15.6% employed in Professional Services such as Accountancy and Consultancy.
  • The three issues that are most important are Health (46.1%), Housing (44.5%) and Employment (38.3%).

Disclaimer: This Survey Report is a factual and impartial document based on data collected pursuant to the 2016 London Mayoral Election Survey presented by the City Hindus Network, the Hindu Lawyers’ Association and the National Hindu Students’ Forum from 4 – 15 April 2016. The City Hindus Network,  Hindu Lawyers’ Association and National Hindu Students’ Forum do not endorse any political party or candidate.