Mayor of London

Could Crowdfunding Be the Answer to TfL's Financial Woes?

Keith Prince | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

As the financial pressures on Transport for London (TfL) grow, it is more important than ever that it considers alternative ways of financing its grow...

These Incredible Smart "Trees" Could Help Solve Paris' Air Pollution Crisis

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech

Paris officials are piloting three smart “trees” at the Place de la Nation in a bid to curb the city’s pollution crisis, The Huffington Post UK ...

New LGBT Traffic Lights Installed In London Amid Calls For Diversity To Be More 'Visible'

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK

Pedestrian traffic signals will be replaced with new LGBT symbols ahead of London's Pride festival on Saturday, but more should be done across the cou...

Dear Sadiq: Please Stop the Mass Millennial Exodus from London

Elizabeth Sharma | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Sharma

London is the love of my life. Our magnificent capital has been my happy home for 29 years. But every day my heart sinks a little lower, as I watch more flash developments slowly devour the city's vibrancy, diversity and soul. Billboards advertising "luxury flats coming soon" may as well read "your time is up, millennials!" The cost of living here is spiralling out of control, and the burden is becoming too much for the young to bear.

London Mayor Flip-Flops on Green Belt and Housing Policies

Tony Devenish | Posted 06.06.2016 | UK Politics
Tony Devenish

One of THE biggest challenges facing London's new Mayor is protection of the green belt against the need to build vast numbers of new homes. This issue requires a clear and defined approach with robust, detailed and principled policies.

Mayor U-turns on 'Zero Strikes' Pledge

Keith Prince | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

A week that seemed to start off so well for Sadiq Khan, has already fallen apart and it's only Wednesday. Given his swift u-turn on this pledge and others he made during his election campaign, one is left wondering what else the new mayor will fail to deliver for Londoners.

Khan: President Hillary Would Be 'Feminist' Role Model

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Politics

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has given his full backing for Hillary Clinton’s bid to become US President, declaring she would be a “feminist” role...

Leicester City and the Mayor of London

Ben Moore | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Politics
Ben Moore

It might seem foolish to talk about a football competition and a democratic election as if they were comparable. Maybe I've extrapolated a certain mawkish sentimentality from the simple facts. Maybe. But if they only other option is certainty of failure, I'll take possibility of the improbable, thanks.

Sadiq Khan's Official Mayoral Twitter Account Is Causing A Lot Of Confusion

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK

Sadiq Khan's first tweets from the official Mayor of London Twitter account have caused some confusion, after his office decided not to delete any pos...

A Classy Response to The Khan-Hate Campaign.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Although I did not vote for him on Thursday, I have only one thing to say to Sadiq Khan: "Congratulations, Mister Mayor, on a large, clean and classy win!"

Even Katie Hopkins Thinks Zac Goldsmith's Campaign Was Too Nasty

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK

Even Katie Hopkins said that she felt that Zac Goldsmith's London mayor campaign was "way too full of the sort of hatred we didn’t need". Speaking o...

Sadiq Khan Has Got A Pretty Strong Message For Jeremy Corbyn

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.05.2016 | UK Politics

Labour can only win elections if it reaches beyond its own activists, Sadiq Khan has said in a clear message to party leader Jeremy Corbyn. The new ma...

Here's The Hack To Read London Mayor Result Hours Before It's Announced

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK

Londoners are able to watch the results of the capital's mayoral election unfold in real-time hours before the official declaration by performing a si...

A Prescription for the New London Mayor's Health Team

Dr Michelle Drage, MBBS, FRCGP | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Michelle Drage, MBBS, FRCGP

The last 28 days have been eventful; London's GPs declaring a state of emergency; almost immediately Simon Steven's saying the cavalry is on its way ....

The Business Challenge for London's Next Mayor

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

The next mayor of London needs to support and empower the capital's Business Improvement Districts London heads into the mayoral elections this week ...

With a Week to Go, Let's Please Talk About a Vision for London

Sian Berry | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

I'm seeing momentum build behind my campaign in the past few days and I'm hoping we still have time to get away from the toxic, divisive tone of the personal attacks on Sadiq and talk about the things that matter. London requires it.

It Is Time to Engage With George Galloway's Policy Proposals

David Lindsay | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

The bookmakers have George Galloway in third place for the position of Mayor of London, which is determined by the Supplementary Vote. Neither Sadiq Khan nor Zac Goldsmith stands any realistic chance of winning outright on first preferences. They, and all other Mayoral candidates who want to win, need to start engaging with Galloway's policy proposals.

Why I Want London to Work for the Common Good - Not Just for Women

Caroline Russell | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

There was a powerful documentary on television the other night about the residents of the West Hendon estate in Barnet. They are fighting to save the ...

Why London's Next Mayor Must 'Go Dutch' on Cycling

Adam Stones | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Adam Stones

For a nation known for their wooden shoes, it's a wonder the Dutch have also come to lead the world in getting about on two wheels. But in any city centre in Holland, it's not the industrial sound of the engine and horn that dominates but the pleasing mechanical rhythm of bike wheels turning.

Rent Control Will Starve London's Housing Future

Andrew Boff | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

The idea of rent control, or "rent stabilisation" as it was recently rebranded, is often banded about as a solution to rising rents and a way of cutting costs for tenants over the long-term. The problem is over the long-term these strategies have been shown to do the complete opposite.

Tackling Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in London

Andrew Boff | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics
Andrew Boff

FGM is a practice that would seem out of place in the dark ages, and yet it is being inflicted on young people living in our city today. Its frequency is a worrying phenomenon that cannot be ignored. Yet despite its apparent prevalence in the UK, not a single conviction for the illegal practice has ever been achieved.

The Big Challenges for the Next Mayor of London

Luke Springthorpe | Posted 10.01.2016 | UK Politics
Luke Springthorpe

I'm going to cut to the chase; the next few years are going to see London's infrastructure stretched to breaking point, and the next Mayor of London has a colossal job on their hands to prevent the capital's vital services and infrastructure from bursting at the seams.

London Should Set an Example to the World on Climate Change

Sian Berry | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

London is way behind on solar power compared with the rest of the country, and it's frankly embarrassing to be on the train North and whizz past villages covered in solar panels, when in the capital they are as rare as hen's teeth.

When Is a London Flat Not a London Flat? When It's an Investment Opportunity in Kuwait

Sian Berry | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

What we need is a more robust commitment, and a binding one, that will ensure new homes are offered to Londoners first in a meaningful and accessible way. This might mean, whisper it softly, that the developers wouldn't achieve the best possible prices and that groups like Cornerstone ("dedicated to creating wealth for our clients") might find fewer easy pickings in London.

Cuts to Met Police Threaten London's Future

Jasvir Singh | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Politics
Jasvir Singh

Policing in London has been under the spotlight in recent days, and with good reason. Various concerns have been raised about the ability of the Metropolitan Police to deal with the challenges of 21st century policing, especially in light of the cuts by the current Government.