Mayor of London

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...

A Green Mayor Should Be Small Business-Friendly

Tom Chance | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Tom Chance

We can redefine what it means to be business-friendly - not bowing to the selfish demands of big business, but supporting all Londoners who want to run a socially and environmentally responsible business that will enrich their lives and our city.

Enough's Enough - Time to Stop London Being Held Hostage by Transport Unions

Luke Springthorpe | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics
Luke Springthorpe

Tt is clearly no longer acceptable for a few militant trade union leaders to regularly seek to squeeze yet more money out of the hard-pressed London taxpayer and fare payer. London is a great city but its position as a services capital of the world is fragile and dependant on it remaining a convenient place to do business.

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.

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.

Lucy Sherriff

An Open Letter To The Next Mayor Of London: Here's What Young Londoners Want | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Numerous candidates for the Mayor of London election race have been announced, with Tessa Jowell leading Labour's contest and Zac Goldsmith becoming a...

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.