London Mayor

Zac Goldsmith Is Not Hungry Enough To Win The London Mayor Race, Says His Green Party Rival

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK Politics

Tory Mayoral candidate Zac Goldsmith is not hungry enough to win the battle for City Hall, his Green Party rival claimed as she spelt out her vision f...

Is 'Urban Citizenship' Key in Combating Apathy Ahead of London's Mayoral Election?

Danny Bartlett | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Bartlett

On 5 May 2016 people from across London have the chance to vote for the Mayor of London. The people you vote for in these elections are responsible for many aspects of your everyday life - from the underground, local bus services and policing, to green spaces, air quality and Trafalgar Square.

'Strong Moderates' and the London Mayoral Campaign

Ivan Massow | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I can't hide my disappointment at being denied the right to run for Mayor of London after two years of work with a volunteer team of 40 - that was a very sad goodbye dinner as we sat for that last supper and mused over the ten or so gentlemen who sealed my fate. But onwards and upwards.

The Cost of Boris

Christian Wolmar | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

Boris Johnson's Mayoralty has cost London taxpayers at least £600million of wasted money because of poor decisions, ideological dogma and vanity schemes. Since first being elected as Mayor of London in 2008, Johnson has only ever been a part-time Mayor, as he has used City Hall as the launch pad for his own political ambitions.

Shake it Off, Khan: 1/3 of Londoners Uncomfortable With a Muslim Mayor

Rae Duke | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK
Rae Duke

Ultimately, be it Mr Khan or Mr Smith, we want a London mayor with the brains and guts to tackle the issues affecting Londoners and to ensure its progress as one of the best cities in the world.

100 Young People Write Open Letter Pledging Support To Labour MP Sadiq Khan For London Mayor

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

One hundred young people have signed an open letter pledging their support to Labour MP Sadiq Khan in his bid to be elected London Mayor. The young...

James O'Brien Just Destroyed Boris Johnson Over Striking Tube Workers

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

LBC radio host James O’Brien has made an impassioned defence of striking London Underground workers, whilst criticising London Mayor Boris Johnson. ...

A London That's Too Expensive for Nurses and Bus Drivers Is a London We Cannot Afford

Christian Wolmar | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

Three things are clear. Right to buy has priced many Londoners out of the possibility of owning their own home. Government legislation forcing people in council houses on small incomes to pay market prices places many at risk: the very people social housing is supposed to support.

A Remarkable Proportion Of Londoners Would Be 'Uncomfortable' With A Muslim Mayor

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK

Almost a third of Londoners would be uncomfortable with a Muslim mayor, a survey has found. The YouGov poll for LBC found that 31% of people in th...

Let's Make London a City Where Women Are Finally Equal - Let's Choose Tessa

Seema Malhotra | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Seema Malhotra

Giving women an equal chance isn't just a women's issue - it's a concern for all of us. That's what One London is all about - a city where women and men are equal, nothing more, nothing less. And that's why I'm backing Tessa Jowell to be Labour's candidate for Mayor.

London Can Show the World It Is a Land of Opportunity by Electing Its First BAME Mayor

Furqan Naeem | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Politics
Furqan Naeem

London is a young, diverse city, and Labour's selection process is the perfect opportunity for people from across all communities to have a say, and play a key role in selecting a candidate who best represents them.

TfL Strike: The Legacy of a Fleeting Mayor

George Dokimakis | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Politics
George Dokimakis

For a Mayor who under-invested to improve London's ageing infrastructure yet had no issues in investing in new vanity ideas such as the air line and the garden bridge, the approach to TfL negotiations should be expected. As he abandons the office, he does not have to deal with the consequences.

Boris Apologises For Giving His Barrister Wife A 'Backie' On His Bike

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson apologised on Monday after giving his wife a quick "backie" on his bicycle. The mayor of London was criticised by the national cycling c...

Children First: We Must End London's Child Poverty

Ivan Massow | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

It's every Londoner's duty to create a city that cradles and nurtures our future generations. 4 in 10 children in London live in poverty. That's 597,...

Levelling the Playing Field for a Trade That's Served London Since 1634

Ivan Massow | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

As an entrepreneur, I believe that safe, fair competition is ultimately good for the consumer, and likely to expand the market in which it occurs - to the benefit of all. Disruptive new entrants can be a force for good, forcing others to up their game and creating a better overall experience. However, for that to happen a level regulatory playing field, where everyone knows where they stand, is essential.

Now or Never: Crunch Time - I Need Your Help

Ivan Massow | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

Today I am appealing for your help. If you think that I should be on the ballot in the Conservative open primary - even if you've either not yet decided who you'll be voting for or have decided that you'll vote for someone else - please let the panel know...

Turns Out 'Eco-Friendly' Boris Buses Are Actually Running On Diesel

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson's "eco-friendly" Routemasters are running on diesel as their batteries are failing, with drivers claiming the issues increase the risk o...

The Success Story That Transport for London Doesn't Believe

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

The next Mayor is faced with an air pollution crisis to solve and the knowledge that expanding our road network will just make that crisis worse. What we need is the same kind of determination as when London adopted the congestion charge. The only way London will work is if we reduce traffic at the same time as increasing our population. The next Mayor has to instil a sense of optimism into Transport for London. They have done it before, they can do it some more.

Inequality Has Hit Our City's Youth the Hardest - We Must Make Sure No Child Slips Through the Cracks

David Lammy | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
David Lammy

Dear Kenny... You're absolutely correct. From the housing crisis, to the spiralling cost of living, to the growing chasm between the richest and poorest, our city faces a range of issues that urgently need addressing.

7/7 Remembered - How the Bombings Showed Our Country Is the Model of Resilience

Dame Tessa Jowell | Posted 05.07.2015 | UK
Dame Tessa Jowell

The story of London on and after 7 July 2005, despite the pain and the anguish which will never abate, is a more optimistic story than that. People stopped to help. We mourned together. It changed us. The bombs brought fire and death; but I recall that one of the Olympic symbols is a torch. That was the fire which lit London three years ago, which London will carry forever, and in whose flickering light the names of those who died will live for evermore.

We All Want The Same Thing: A Safer London

Ivan Massow | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

On Saturday at 1pm you will find me not in Golders Green, but outside Downing Street standing shoulder to shoulder with people from every ethnic and religious background. We will eclipse the anti-Semitic march led by Joshua Bonehill-Paine.

London's Policy Number One: Social Mobility For Londoners

Ivan Massow | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

Today, I want to set London a new new goal. I want to raise £1bn every year for a Londoner's Fund, and invest this money to create a London endowment to support our good causes. This £1bn can be raised through a new London Lottery and a Hotel Tax on Tourist stays which is a real money-maker in many other European cities - but has never been tried here. These provide a fantastic untapped source of revenue, without imposing punitive taxes on Londoners.

We Must Ensure That Young Voices Are Heard and Valued in Shaping London's Future

Diane Abbott | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Diane Abbott

I believe that London is the greatest city in the world but it is beset by the mortal threat of deepening inequality. I wholeheartedly agree that if London is to continue to thrive we must deliver change to ensure the city functions for all, not just a privileged few. I know I can be the mayor to deliver that change.

Hold On Everyone - Boris Johnson Might Not Have Told A Wheelchair User To Stand Up

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics

It was a moment which caused gasps in the audience and shock on social media: Did Boris Johnson really ask why a man in a wheelchair didn’t stand up...

Boris Johnson Takes On Uber To Defend London's Black Cabs

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics

Uber cab drivers in London will have to pass a language and ‘Knowledge’ style test before driving in the nation’s capital, Boris Johnson reveale...