London Mayor

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...

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...