London Mayor

London Is Headed Towards Democratic Dysfunction In 2020

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

With all of the new challenges online voting presents, it would equally open up a whole realm of opportunity. Opportunity to resign issues like 'accidentally spoilt ballots' to the dustbin, and opportunity to enable a more accessible method of voting for Londoners with disabilities and vision-impairments, as well as the city's youth and long-hour workers.

The Rise and Rise of Mr Khan

John Watson | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics
John Watson

The seas of politics are stormy and any boat, however well positioned, may find itself sunk by unexpected squalls. Nonetheless, if you are passing a bookie in the next day or two and fancy a flutter on the identity of the next Labour Prime Minister, Sadiq Khan is a name you should keep in mind.

Tory Suspended Over Sadiq Khan 'Dirt' Claims

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Politics

A former Tory candidate has been suspended from the party after allegedly claiming Sadiq Khan would treat “white” people “like dirt”. David De...

Trump Lied to Republicans About His Muslim-Ban Policy, But the Damage to America's Allies Is Done

Matt Monk | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Monk

Islamophobia is a problem in Europe certainly, but Trump's reckless hatred and stupidity is just as worrying for most Europeans. Trump may have retreated from his policy, but it is already set in stone; if the people of America elect Trump this November, they will be the nervously laughing stock of the world.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan Invites Donald Trump To Meet British Muslims - To Prove They're Not 'Bad People'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics

New London Mayor Sadiq Khan has offered Donald Trump a personal tour of the city to show him how much Muslims are part of mainstream British life. In ...

Sadiq Khan - A Triumph of Sorts

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

The election of Sadiq Khan is a breath of fresh air in a political system plagued by neoliberal orthodoxy and corruption through private interests. While not the ideal candidate to nail down London as the land of Corbyn, his win, for the left, was certainly a triumph - of sorts.

Sadiq Khan Could Bring In A New Vehicle Charge To Clean Up London's Air

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK

Sadiq Khan could introduce a new "T-charge" to help clean up London's toxic air - as he revealed he has only recently started suffering from asthma. T...

Recovery in the Polls: Predicting the London Mayor Election Result

Kenneth Bunker | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Politics
Kenneth Bunker

Are the pollsters in the clear? Not yet. After the huge defeat in the Westminster elections they will have to prove that they will get better. The London Mayoral election shows a positive advance in a short period of time. However, they will only face the real test in the next UK parliamentary elections. Until then, pollsters have time to improve their methods.

Khan To Corbyn: No More Missing 'Open Goals'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics

Sadiq Khan has warned Jeremy Corbyn that “there is no such thing as glorious defeat” and urged him to broaden Labour’s appeal to voters. The new...

Don't Like Nasty Tory Tactics? - 'Tough' Says Tory MP

Bob Morgan | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

James Cleverley, Conservative MP for Braintree, has blogged about their much criticised London Mayoral campaign - saying that we will have to get used to this sort of personal and aggressive political campaigning from now on. Why? Because thats what the Americans do. It appears, that there is a new rule - that we have to do what the Americans do - no matter how vile and divisive.

The Fighting Is Over - Now the Real Battle Begins

Rachael Orr | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Politics
Rachael Orr

It's very encouraging that Sadiq Khan has committed to establishing an 'economic fairness' team in City Hall, which will promote the living wage and access to good quality apprenticeships, while also encouraging positive business behaviour. But economic fairness also means ensuring that the huge wealth of London is used in an equitable way to reduce poverty and support long-term, sustainable opportunities for everyone living and working here.

Farewell, Boris Johnson: A Tribute To London's Funniest Mayor

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Comedy

With a new mayor incoming, Londoners are sadly saying goodbye to a scruffy-haired source of regular laughter who kept us giggling with his clumsiness,...

Find Out The Election Result Times From Where You Live

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK

Voters around the country went to the polls Thursday to vote in elections for mayors, police and crime commissioners, councils and two parliamentary b...

Here Are Just Some Of The Things Londoners Will Miss Out On After BoJo

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

As Boris Johnson prepares to hand over the baton to the next Mayor of London, it's hard not to look back over his time in power with a slightly wistfu...

Show You Care Enough to Vote for Nobody

Lexi Rose | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lexi Rose

If that 'unheard third' of voters had spoiled their ballots they would have outnumbered all the other parties. Spoiling your ballot shows you cared enough to vote for nobody, rather than that you couldn't be arsed to vote at all. Surely that's a better legacy for millennials than the one we've already got?

An Open Letter to the New Mayor of London From My Kids

Ian Burge | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents
Ian Burge

We're really excited that you're the new Mayor of London. Perhaps even more excited than you are judging by your campaigns. We're particularly pleased that you're the new Mayor because Lola's fifth birthday is soon and now Mr Johnson is freed up to come and do the entertainment. He seems like somebody who could make a really good balloon puppy.

Khan's Dog Whistle Campaign Reaches the Wrong Ears

Marina Kim | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Marina Kim

At about 11pm last night I was running a bath expecting a relaxing half an hour before going to bed when I received a Twitter notification. Minutes be...

Who You Can Vote For In The Local And London Elections Tomorrow

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

Thursday May 5th marks a series of elections across the UK - including a vote for 124 councils in England and the Mayor of London. Voters in devolved ...

A New Mayor of London Who Guarantees Young People Have the Chance to Develop, Grow and Fulfil Their Potential

Jim Minton | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jim Minton

We're calling for a Mayor of London who will guarantee all young Londoners the chance to play, volunteer, participate in sport, and take advantage of London's fantastic cultural offer. All of these things can be delivered in partnerships between youth organisations, schools and other providers.

London's House Price Boom Means A Stratford Bedsit Costs More Than This Slice Of Paradise

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Politics

London’s house prices are now so inflated it is cheaper to buy a luxury private island in the Caribbean than a bedsit in East London. New research h...

QUIZ! Do You Know More About London Than The Tory Mayoral Candidate

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

Tory mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith came unstuck when quizzed on London trivia on Tuesday - but how much better can you do? Poor old Goldsmith was le...

Zac Goldsmith Crashes And Burns In Quiz On London

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics

Tory mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith was left floundering when quizzed on London trivia by the BBC. The Richmond Park MP, who is hoping to succeed Bor...

London's Digital Future Dependent on 'Human Interaction', Says Sol Campbell

Danny Bartlett | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bartlett

Our digital future looks bright, according to London mayoral candidates as they took to the podium recently in what was the first ever hustings aimed ...

Zac Goldsmith: Burglaries In London Are On The Rise Which Is Why I Warned About Jewellery Being Under Threat

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics

Zac Goldsmith claims rising crime is the reason he warned ethnic minority Londoners their jewellery would be under threat if Sadiq Khan becomes mayor....

Why the Next London Mayor Must Factor in Single Parents

Charlie Woodworth | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Politics
Charlie Woodworth

With the Budget been and gone the next political battle on the horizon is the May elections. Here in London, all eyes are on a race that's still too tight to call. While much has been made of the different candidates' positions on Europe, party politics and - of course - the city, less attention has been paid to the difference the Mayor can make for London's families.