London Mayor

Budget 2015 and a Budget for London

Ivan Massow | Posted 20.03.2015 | 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 06.03.2015 | 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...

Smartphones Are Winning The Battle Against Thieves

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Tech

Smartphone thefts in London have halved according to official figures released by London Mayor Boris Johnson's office. The figures were released as...

Consensus London

Ivan Massow | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

Unlike in a national election, we all live and work in the same place. We are all Londoners. It is our duty as Mayoral candidates to ensure that a good idea, no matter where it originated, is enacted, and is not lost to party politics.

An Entrepreneurial Approach to Being London's Mayor

Ivan Massow | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

It's time to realize that our best hope of getting devolution and the powers we need to make things better is to stop asking for more money and more land, and simply make a case for better control over what we have. London is a Powerhouse with even more potential to maximise.

BoJo In Iraq To Witness Fight Against Islamic State

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has visited northern Iraq to see the work being done to tackle Islamic State terrorists. The London mayor made the surprise visit to the...

A Tale of Two Cities

Ivan Massow | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

What has really driven me to stand as Mayor of London is the inequality London faces when compared to other areas of the country. London seems so often to be treated like a city filled with nobody but wealthy bankers, infinitely taxable to pay for services elsewhere in the country, despite our own city having some of the poorest areas in the UK.

Fireworks, Travel & Other Tips For New Year's Eve In London

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK

As we hurtle towards the last day of the year, New Year’s Eve in the country’s capital promises to be a big one. London Mayor Boris Johnson is ...

London's Housing Debate Needs to Include All Voices

David Lammy | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics
David Lammy

In short, we hear what journalists and politicians think the issues are and and how it affects Londoners - but we don't hear enough from Londoners themselves. And it is only by having an inclusive debate with all parties allowed a voice, that we will together take the tough decisions needed to tackle the London housing crisis.

Letting Londoners Run London Will Be Good for All of Britain

Sadiq Khan | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

The devolution debate in the UK is often portrayed as 'London versus the rest of the UK'. In reality, devolving more power and responsibility to London's Government is not just good for Londoners, it's good for the rest of the UK too.

London Must Sort Out Its Own Democracy Before Calling for More Powers From Government

David Robinson | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK Politics
David Robinson

Barely one in three (38%) voted in the last mayoral election with the vote topping half the electorate in just two wards and dropping to less than 20% elsewhere in the capital. Democracy only works when the voters believe that it can and it isn't working very well in London at the moment.

Mehdi Hasan

David Lammy: Labour Should Be A Pro-Immigration Party | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics

"I think that the next general election is going to be phenomenally close." David Lammy is sitting in the corner of his parliamentary offi...

Veiled Threats and Angry Letters - The Moment the Mayor's Office Snapped

Murad Qureshi | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Murad Qureshi

This latest episode in the air pollution debate signifies how politically toxic accusations against the Mayor's air pollution policies have become. Clearly, if you dare to question the Mayor's commitment to the issue you might find yourself on the receiving end of an angry letter and veiled threats...

Brand Speaks Out On Mayoral Rumours

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

Comedian Russell Brand has ruled himself out of running for mayor of London, after reports that he was considering standing for election. The funnyman...

Asa Bennett

Boris Has Led London, Is He Ready To Lead Britain? | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has his sights set on returning to Parliament, hoping to win the seat of Uxbridge. But the Mayor barely hides the fact that he wants to ...

London's Next Mayor Should Be an Activist for a More Equal London

David Robinson | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
David Robinson

Whoever takes over from Boris should take heart from de Blasio's victory and be bold. This is not quick-fix politics: it calls for sustained stewardship of our city and its economy. But a brave mayor could lead that conversation, challenge the orthodoxy and change not just London but the national trajectory too.

Why Boris Could Really Have His Hands Full While Still London Mayor..

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has repeatedly refused to rule out running for Tory leader or taking up a government post while still serving as mayor of London. Joh...

Which Labour Politicians Want BoJo's Job? 7 Runners And Riders

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour politicians have been angling to be the party's candidate for London Mayor now Boris Johnson is nearing the end of his term and is hoping to mo...

Boris Needs to Get Serious

Peter Kellner | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

Given his undoubted charisma and his way with words, he has the potential to be a big vote winner for the Tories. But, and it is in important but, voters who regard humour and a cavalier style as an asset in a city mayor with few real powers might seek different qualities in a national leader. Last week, in an interview with the Sunday Times, he talked about how his six years as mayor had given him the administrative experience that would stand him in good stead in national politics. He has a point. But if he is to be a real vote-winner for his party on the national stage, he needs more. He needs to get serious.

Is Boris Too Big for the Team?

Richard Hytner | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics
Richard Hytner

Should Boris win a safe seat, should the Tories win the next election and should Boris be gifted a Cabinet position - the first is the least dangerous of these three assumptions - will Boris commit, even for reasons of his own, to his Cabinet chums and will they commit to him? Boris has work to do. His recent cajoling of Cameron to take a harder-line stance on future negotiations with the EU can legitimately be viewed as the voice of a critical friend. Cameron can take it. However, covert criticism of Osborne, one of the more obvious contenders to succeed Cameron, will endear him neither to the Chancellor nor to others in Cameron's circle of less secure consiglieri.

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 25.08.2014 | 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 15.08.2014 | 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.