London Mayor

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...

Zac Goldsmith Clears Major Hurdle In Race To Become London Mayor

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Politics

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith on Tuesday cleared a major hurdle in the race to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London. The representative for Richmond P...

Londoners Deserve Better Air

Ivan Massow | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

These economic priorities will run in concert with, not be road-blocked by, my desire to make London a greener place to live and work. That must be the balanced approach that any Mayor makes to the capital's multi-faceted challenges, and I look forward to showing why I am uniquely suited to rise to that task.

Sadiq Khan Calls On Young Londoners To Help Him Tackle City's Problems

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Labour MP Sadiq Khan has called on young Londoners to work with him to tackle the city's problems, saying "too many" are being left behind as the capi...

Tessa Can Make Sure Every Child in Our Capital Has Every Chance

Fiona Twycross | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Politics
Fiona Twycross

We need a Mayor with a proven track record in tackling inequalities, so a child's life chances are not decided just by accident of birth.We need a mayor who can make sure that every child in our capital has every chance. That's why we need Tessa, and that's why I'm backing her.

A Response for Kenny

Sadiq Khan | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sadiq Khan

Dear Kenny... You and I share a passion for this fantastic city we call home. We both love its vibrancy, its diversity, its history and its culture. There's nowhere else in the world I'd want to call home. But like you, I'm also increasingly concerned that London isn't working for all Londoners.

London Mayor Hopeful Sol Campbell Admits Best Known Policy Stance 'Might Be Selfish'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

Former England international Sol Campbell has launched his bid to be Mayor of London but admitted his best known political stance "might be selfish". ...

Every Generation's Responsibility - Meeting the Care Needs of London's Older People

Ivan Massow | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

The generations that came before us endured so much that we may enjoy a London full of freedom, culture and history. We as a City, together, owe it to them to work hard, to constantly find ways to effectively care for each generation as it grows older.

London's Next Mayor Must Give Londoners More Control Over Their Homes

David Lammy | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Lammy

Those who want to be Mayor have a duty to explain not only how they'll build more homes but also how they'll make those homes genuinely affordable for Londoners. Affordability has become an empty, meaningless term in the capital under Boris Johnson.

A London Where No One's Forgotten - Working Together to End Homelessness

Ivan Massow | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

There's a lot the Mayor of London can do. I intend to double the GLA's current budget for this with money raised through the new Londoners' Fund, which is supported by such measures as the London Lottery and the Hotel Tax

Blair Quits -- Here Are Five Jobs He Could Do Next

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK

Tony Blair quit as Middle East Peace Envoy on Wednesday, a role the former British prime minister has held since he left Downing Street in 2007. The s...

London: The Next Political Battleground

David Robinson | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Politics
David Robinson

The after shock from the general election is still rumbling round the British Labour Party. Prophets of doom variously predict 10 or maybe 15 years of opposition and some even suggest that the party will never recover. Others have begun the post-mortem and taken the first steps towards rebuilding with the start of the national leadership contest.

Louise Ridley

David Lammy Reckons Both Major Parties Are Doing Housing Wrong

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It f...

London's Housing - An Intergenerational Partnership For The Future

Ivan Massow | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

We live in a society where property has become one of the last few investments available to the general public; most other investments are dominated by institutions. But the Englishman's home is more than his castle, it's where many of us store our money in place of a pension.

Social Housing - The Big Question... "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You"

Ivan Massow | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I intended helping these people, but help is just that - giving them the opportunity to change their lives - not keep them in a dependency status quo. The sacrifices those that brought me up made have instilled in me the same desire and drive to improve my life and work hard to try to improve the world around me.

Boris Jumps On Murdoch Fairy Tale About Bloomberg Running For London Mayor

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Rupert Murdoch’s push to crown Michael Bloomberg as the next mayor of London received a fresh push from Boris Johnson on Monday, the cur...

Budget 2015 and a Budget for London

Ivan Massow | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

My priorities for London are efficient government, making sure we continue to have first-class policing, keeping the city moving, and the one thing mentioned above all others by Londoners - housing. I've spent the past year - and will spend the next year - telling people in articles like this exactly how I intend to bring this about.

Keeping Us Moving as We Grow - My Journey Underground

Ivan Massow | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

London is the fastest growing most exciting and dynamic, financially buoyant city in the world, home of the elite - king of financial services - slave to no one. London therefore needs a mayor who will embraces this - not stop it.

London Mayor Pays Tribute To Victims Lost On 9/11

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Politics

Britain and America will "never to give in to those who mean us harm", Boris Johnson insisted in a tribute to those killed in the September 11 attacks...