London Mayor

How Could London's Next Mayor Do Better Than Boris? Make Our City the Best Place in the World to Grow Up

David Robinson | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Politics
David Robinson

George Osborne argued yesterday that other cities should have directly elected Mayors with 'clout' like Boris, to drive growth and development outside London. So what is there to learn from Boris and Ken on how to be good Mayors, and what more could their successors in London and their equivalents elsewhere do?

Eight People Who Could Be Manchester's Very Own Boris

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics

Manchester needs a mayor with the "clout" of London's Boris Johnson to drive growth and development up north, according to George Osborne. The Chan...

Osborne Reckons We Need A Boris Of The North

Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Politics

He is the biggest, lumbering headache lurching on the horizon for the Tory Party - but Chancellor George Osborne says he now wants more mayors with "c...

Ideas for London, by London

Christian Wolmar | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

Building a better London is not easy. But we won't move our capital forward unless we engage with those who know the most about London, and often have the biggest insight into how it can be improved: Londoners themselves.

Boris Johnson 'To Announce Parliament Bid By Summer'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson will announce by the summer he will stand for Parliament at next year’s general election, it has been reported. The Daily Mail repo...

Bob Crow - Omnitotemic in the Age of the Omnishambles...

Karl Davis | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
Karl Davis

Whether people like or loathe Bob Crow, his contribution to the industrial and political demographic cannot be diminished by partisan bias. Keep that contribution alive. Join a union. Fight for your rights as a worker deserving of respect and equity. Push for the alternative.

Boris Johnson Is A 'Phoney Charlatan Hypocrite', Says Sadiq Khan

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is "like a fast food salesman complaining that too many people are overweight", Labour's shadow London minister Sadiq Khan has said. ...

Guess How Much You Paid For Boris Johnson's Trip To China?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has come under fire after City Hall revealed that his Mayoral trade visit to China cost £65,000, in response to a Freedom of Informatio...

Boris Attacked For Tube Fare 'Stunt'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has come under fire for a 'highly politicised stunt' over tube fares in London after prices for 2014 were unveiled. Public transport ...

When the Mayor Gets Blamed, Boris Gets Personal

Jenny Jones AM | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jenny Jones AM

Over the past week the mayor has responded to criticism of his cycling policies by suggesting cyclists are making rash decisions on the roads and by repeating a unfounded claim he made to me in October 2011 that wearing headphones whilst cycling or walking could be blamed for an increase in the numbers injured in London.

Stop Boris Fighting Fire With Cuts

Sarah Dean | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Politics
Sarah Dean

Last Friday morning, in the 10 minutes it took for me to get out of the shower, get dressed and head to the kitchen to make breakfast, my bathroom had been engulfed in flames. I was in a rush to leave the house and get to work. If I'd been quicker, I might not have been there when all the lights switched off in the flat.

'This Is Worse Than Paxman'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson was left spluttering when he was cornered about his leadership ambitions by a caller on a radio phone-in. The mayor struggled to resp...

Ned Simons

Tessa Jowell 'Thinking About' Running For London Mayor

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Politics

Former Labour culture secretary Tessa Jowell has said she is "thinking about" running for mayor of London in 2016 when Boris Johnson steps down. Sp...

'Get Stuffed'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 11.09.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson today told an Assembly Member to "get stuffed" after he accused the mayor of lying about the impact of cuts to the fire service. In a...

Diane Abbott Hints At London Mayor Bid

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Politics

Diane Abbott has dropped a strong hint that she may run for mayor of London once Boris Johnson's second term ends in 2016. In an interview with Pro...

Asa Bennett

'Boris's London Bus Broke EU Law'

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson could have broken European law in awarding a £428,000 contract for designing the new London Routemaster bus without publicly advertisin...

Asa Bennett

Boris Spent Over £400,000 To Design His Faulty New Bus

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson has been accused by senior London politicians of "wasting" over £400,000 of public money on designing London's new Routemaster buses. ...

Is Boris In Trouble With US And EU Authorities?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson is facing scrutiny from American and EU authorities over accusations that companies working on the Emirates Cable Car could have been fo...

Jessica Elgot

Boris 'Had No Idea' About Clause In Emirates Contract

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

Boris Johnson had no idea about the clause in Transport for London's contract with the Emirates not to criticise the Dubai government or do deals conc...

'People Wait Like Midwives For Birth Of A Joke'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson says his audiences are often "waiting like midwives" for him to give birth to a joke, when instead he has something "incredibly dull" to...

London Mayor Unveils New Boris Bikes...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson unveiled the latest advancement in his famous street bike design on Wednesday.... That's not true. He was actually promoting t...

The Bedroom Tax Will Lead to the Further Impoverishment of Vision Impaired People

Tom Pey | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Pey

New research by national sight loss charity RNIB has revealed that 17,000 vision impaired people of working age look set to be displaced from their homes as a result of the Bedroom Tax. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, they will have to choose between relocating or losing a portion of their benefits (which will be on average £14 a week; a sizeable sum when you are already struggling to make ends meet).

Boris Johnson's Dad Stanley Attacks 'Disgusting' Eddie Mair

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson's father has leaped to his son's defence, after BBC presenter Eddie Mair gave the mayor a rude awakening during a Sunday morning intervi...

Just Plain 'Boris'

Bonnie Greer | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

The Mayor of London is a brand, one of the reasons that he is simply "Boris". One name and pop! we get the entire picture. And the picture is indeed writ large. Like something out of an international Dickens fantasy...

Boris Johnson Finally Admits He 'Would Like To Be Prime Minister'

PA | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Politics

London Mayor Boris Johnson has admitted that he would like to be prime minister but insisted "it's not going to happen". The politician, 48, who ha...