London Mayor

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 04.05.2016 | 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.

Zac Goldsmith Warns Ethnic Minorities Their Jewellery Is At Risk From Sadiq Khan

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.03.2016 | UK Politics

Zac Goldsmith is telling ethnic minority voters that a vote for his mayoral rival Sadiq Khan could put their family jewellery at risk. The Tory candid...

Britain First's London Electoral Campaign Hits A Bit Of A Snag

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

Britain First's quest to have its leader elected as Mayor of London suffered a setback after its campaign slogans were disqualified for being "offensi...

Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Will Be a Defining Issue of My Mayoralty

Zac Goldsmith | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Politics
Zac Goldsmith

London is a great city, but I want it be a great city - and a safe city - for everyone. That's why tackling violence against women and girls will be a defining issue of my mayoralty.

Cities of the Future Need to Be Age Friendly

Anna Dixon | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics
Anna Dixon

As the debate intensifies in the London Mayoral elections, are the candidates committed to creating cities that are fit for our ageing population?

Pop-up Housing Could Cut London Rents by a Third

Andrew Boff | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

Modern pop-up homes may just hold the key to solving London's housing crisis. They are of extremely high quality, are manufactured cheaply and can be constructed in a matter of weeks. My new report, 'Pop-up Housing: A London Solution', suggests these kinds of high quality temporary homes could cut the cost of renting in the capital by a third.

'A Magic Porridge Pot' - Zac Goldsmith's Anti-Housebuilding Rant Comes Back To Haunt Him

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics

Zac Goldsmith has been accused of “hypocrisy” after it emerged he previously dismissed plans to increase housebuilding as a “magic porridge pot...

Left Out in the Cold: How Key Workers Are Locked Out of London's Housing and My Challenge to London's Mayoral Candidates

Tracey Wise | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Tracey Wise

The candidates for London's Mayor need to understand what's happening in their city, and to find solutions born out of experience. So, my challenge to the Mayoral candidates: I challenge you to find me reasonable accommodation within my budget.

Zac and Sadiq Are Too Focused On Fighting Dirty To Know What Londoners Want, Says Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Politics

London’s working mothers are not getting the childcare support they need because of the “very male dominated” nature of the capital’s politics...

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

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 19.02.2016 | 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...