Mayor of London

London Will Not Be Divided

Ken Livingstone | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Politics
Ken Livingstone

As Sadiq Khan said this week," Londoners will never be cowed by terrorism. We stand together in the face of those who seek to harm us and destroy our way of life. We always have, and we always will." Until the day I die, I will always be proud to have been mayor of this wonderful city and its people.

Tearful Londoners Unite To Declare 'We Are Not Afraid' At Westminster Attack Vigil

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK

Tearful Londoners have held a minute’s silence to honour those killed in the Westminster attack, as the city reacted with defiance to an act that me...

Sadiq Khan's Classy Response To Donald Trump Jr's 'Disgraceful' Tweet

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK

Sadiq Khan has proven he will not be goaded by Donald Trump Jr, telling CNN he has “been doing far more important things over the past 24 hours” t...

Donald Trump Jr Branded 'Disgrace' For Westminster Attack Tweet Goading Sadiq Khan

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK

Donald Trump Jr has been heavily criticised for goading Sadiq Khan in the wake of the terror attack in Westminster by misquoting an article from last ...

Britain Is Uniting Around This Simple Message Of Defiance In The Face Of Terror

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK

London was sent into shock after a “terror attack” left four people dead at the gates of the Houses of Parliament. The fatalities included the att...

Paul 'We're Not Racist' Golding Posts Video Of Himself Yelling 'F*ck Off You Foreign C*nt'

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK

Britain First’s website has an entire page explaining how the far-right group is “patriotic” but definitely not racist. It emphasises: 'Rac...

Sadiq Khan's Attempts To Blame Brexit For His Own Housing Failings Show A New Level Of Desperation

Shaun Bailey | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Politics
Shaun Bailey

Sadiq Khan's housing policies are set up to fail, so it is not surprising that since his election in May he has been seeking every excuse under the sun for why he may not deliver in this area. His latest effort, despite a worrying lack of evidence, is to blame Brexit.

We Need To Talk About Suicide

Dr Onkar Sahota | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Onkar Sahota

We need to back our call for action with solid data and a focus on partnership working between the various strands of the NHS, local authorities and the voluntary sector. Only then can we hope to reduce the number of suicides in London.

Cressida Dick Named As London's First Met Police Woman Commissioner

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK

Cressida Dick is to become the first female commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Dick was the commander-in-chief of the operation which saw innoce...

Living In A City Is Ruining Your Sense Of Smell

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech

City living is destroying our sense of smell, driving up consumption of salty foods and causing obesity rates to soar, according to a leading scientis...

Polluting Cars Will Be Taxed To Enter Central London From October

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK Tech

Drivers of older, more polluting cars will be charged an extra levy for entering central London from 23 October, the Mayor of London has announced. Sa...

Is Sadiq Khan The Mayor For Broken Promises?

Shaun Bailey | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Politics
Shaun Bailey

What matters most to Sadiq Khan? Is his primary motivation as London Mayor to leave a lasting, positive legacy? Or is his real focus to gain short-term popularity and establish a rival powerbase within the Labour Party to the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn? Does he wish to serve London for 8 years as his two predecessors did, or is he planning to cut and run after 4 years?

Andrea Leadsom Slammed For 'Criminal Neglect' Over Toxic Air Pollution

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics

Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom has been accused of “criminal neglect” over failures to properly warn the public about toxic air pollution. A...

Sadiq Khan's Spin Is Derailing Devolution

Keith Prince | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Prince

This morning Sadiq Khan issued a press release in which he made five pledges to suburban Londoners listing improvements that he claims would happen if the Government devolves control of suburban rail to Transport for London.

Ken Livingstone Criticises Voter ID Trial As Unfairly Affecting Labour

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK

Voters will be forced to show proof of identity under a government pilot scheme aiming to tackle electoral fraud. People will be required to show phot...

Londoners Warned Not To Drive Because The Air Pollution Is So Bad

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK

Londoners were warned not to drive on Monday as air pollution levels in the city soared. Simon Birkett, founder and director of Clean Air in London, u...

If You're A Regular Tube Passenger, Sadiq Khan Has Some Good News For You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK

Fares for Londoners will be frozen until 2020, Sadiq Khan has announced. The freezes will be brought in for those travelling on pay-as-you-go fares on...

A City For All Young Londoners

Jim Minton | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK
Jim Minton

At the end of October, London Mayor Sadiq Khan launched his 'statement of intent' consultation document - A City for All Londoners. Having had some ti...

This New TfL Map Could Change The Commute For Millions Of Londoners

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK

Transport for London has released a new look travel map showing what the future could look like for commuters who don’t live on the Tube network. Th...

Putting Defibrillators in London's Phone Boxes Us a Good Call

Shaun Bailey | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Politics
Shaun Bailey

Putting defibrillators in London's phone boxes has the potential to hundreds of lives across the capital every year. In 2014/15, London Ambulance S...

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.