Mayor of London

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.

5 Of The Quirkiest Facts You'll Read Today About Mayoral-Hopeful Zac Goldsmith

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith has today been elected the Conservative candidate to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London. But the Richmond MP is not yo...

How Boris Johnson's Threat To Overshadow Conference Won Him Millions

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson managed to secure £93 million by threatening to overshadow the Conservative Party conference, according to the biography of David Camer...

A Thriving, Diverse City Needs to Value Its Arts

Sian Berry | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Politics
Sian Berry

A thriving, diverse city needs a thriving, diverse arts scene - otherwise it isn't a city worth living in. For that reason, I would be proud to set myself apart from other candidates for Mayor and make the arts a key part of the 2016 London election campaign.

A London That's Too Expensive for Nurses and Bus Drivers Is a London We Cannot Afford

Christian Wolmar | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

Three things are clear. Right to buy has priced many Londoners out of the possibility of owning their own home. Government legislation forcing people in council houses on small incomes to pay market prices places many at risk: the very people social housing is supposed to support.

The Tories Still Want to Abolish the Human Rights Act - and London Will Be Worse Off as a Result

Sadiq Khan | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

If I'm Mayor of London, I want to bring this same kind of passion for people's fundamental rights to City Hall. I can't speak for the other candidates but for me, it's a no brainer - it's part of who I am. I want to be the leader of this great city who gets why it's important we have the right to protest and to free speech, we have the right to a fair trial, and we have the right to privacy.

There'll Be No More 'Sexist' Ads On The Tube Under Dame Tessa's Crackdown

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.08.2015 | UK

The woman tipped to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London has called for "sexist" adverts to be struck from underground stations and buses. Da...

We Need An Equal London

Ivan Massow | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

A world-leading metropolis like London is, of course, teeming with people from every walk of life and my campaign offered me the opportunity to make personal contact with the issues that have become prevalent in many of our communities and the people they affect.

London Needs Self-Reliance to Weather Austerity

Tom Chance | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Chance

I don't like it, and have marched against it, but City Hall is going to face further austerity up to 2020. We need to come up with creative responses ...

Boris Johnson's Newest Job Pays £500k - No, Not That New Job

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.07.2015 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has netted himself a new job worth £500,000 - just weeks after his election to Parliament (a role that comes with a yearly salary of £...

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...

Boris Johnson Reverts To Riot Control Plan B After His Water Cannon Are Scuppered

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Scuppered by the Home Secretary's refusal to let him use the water cannon he already bought, Boris Johnson has purchased three slightly used Terminato...

Boris Johnson Has Put His Water Cannon On eBay

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The Home Secretary announced on Wednesday she would not be allowing UK police to use water cannon for purposes of crowd control. The announcement d...