Mayor of London

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Wolmar for London: The Road Less Travelled and the One to Make the Difference

Christian Wolmar | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

My campaign is built on two platforms. Firstly, it is a grassroots campaign. My vision and policies are directly shaped by grassroots Labour members with added expert knowledge from specialists to make sure they are viable. Secondly, and related to this, it is built on the idea that London needs to be more affordable, more liveable and more sustainable. But what does that mean in practice?

The London Card: Working Together, London Can Thrive

Ivan Massow | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

It may be a surprise for you to hear a Conservative saying this, but I want to unionise London. I want us to join forces to become the biggest spending force in the United Kingdom and us it drive down the prices that are crippling our citizens.

Boris Johnson Finally Answers Question Everyone Has Been Dying To Ask

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics

It’s something we’ve all wondered for a long time, but one Twitter user has finally managed to pin Boris Johnson down on the question he's been ev...

Cycling in London - Protection and Responsibility

Ivan Massow | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

British society still seems to place tangible symbols of wealth and power on a pedestal, and I think many see cyclists and view them as lesser forms of transport. Where, in fact, London should attach status to people who walk and cycle above all other forms of transport.

An Ominous Warning On What George Galloway Is Plotting Next?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Politics

In a bizarre speech which, quite frankly, left everyone baffled after he lost his seat, George Galloway ominously said yesterday he was “going off n...

Fight or Flight Time: London's Airport Infrastructure

Ivan Massow | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

Many people feel that the UK is losing its position on the world stage, which might sound to some as if we're somehow shrinking. But the facts are that other economies, such as China where seven airports are built every year, are growing in a way that's almost unimaginable to us. We have to decide what role London will take, and how relevant it will be over the next 50 years.

London's Housing - An Intergenerational Partnership For The Future

Ivan Massow | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

We live in a society where property has become one of the last few investments available to the general public; most other investments are dominated by institutions. But the Englishman's home is more than his castle, it's where many of us store our money in place of a pension.

Social Housing - The Big Question... "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You"

Ivan Massow | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I intended helping these people, but help is just that - giving them the opportunity to change their lives - not keep them in a dependency status quo. The sacrifices those that brought me up made have instilled in me the same desire and drive to improve my life and work hard to try to improve the world around me.

Housing London: It's Time To Be Ambitious

Ivan Massow | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

London is to cities what Apple is to computing. The problem's we face are actually a good thing - we are simply coping with it's immense success and world admiration. We can do this - it's not a problem - everyone want to invest here. We just have to manage it so that London retains its identity, its people - because that what makes this city London.

A London Transport Infrastructure for All - For Now and the Future

Ivan Massow | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

London Mayors are often accused of 'taking sides' when it comes to transport. We've had Boris bikes and Livingstone's Congestion Charge, but we've lacked the ideas to streamline transport for all. London needs a policy that benefits cyclists, public transport users and motorists alike...

A Lottery for London?

Ivan Massow | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I'm an entrepreneur and raising more money to make London better for Londoners is a walk in the park - it doesn't have to cost us anything and we don't need to introduce punitive taxes. Londoners want to help amazing organisations such as its Air Ambulance and Whizz-Kidz, their incredible work affects us all either directly now or by being there should we need them.

Mehdi Hasan

Harriet Harman: 'Strident Harpyism Is Now Conventional Wisdom'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics

Back in 1993, the then shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, Labour's Harriet Harman, hired a new 23-year-old researcher called Ed Miliband ...

Safe House: The Mayor of London Guarantees that Your House is Your Home

Karim Goudiaby | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Karim Goudiaby

The next morning, you call the landlord to fix these issues, but the number you were given is a fax-line and none of your neighbors seem to have alternative contact details to reach him. And you are only at day two of your two-year lease.

Vanishing London: It's Time Now for Soho to Save Its Soul

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Today, residents of the likes of Mark Powell and Tim Arnold do their utmost to keep the flame of art and invention alive in conjunction with the annual Soho Literary Festival, Berwick Street Market, the art collective Vermilion Hook, admirable literary hub The Society Club on Ingestre Place and even the modern incarnations of Ronnie Scott's jazz club and the Soho Theatre.

In-Work Poverty Is Something We Must Do Our Utmost to Eradicate

Christian Wolmar | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

The UK is the sixth largest economy in the world by GDP. London is booming and is the pick of Europe for the headquarters of some of the world's biggest companies. In that context it is simply unacceptable to see how many people are being trapped by low pay.

Letting Londoners Run London Will Be Good for All of Britain

Sadiq Khan | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Sadiq Khan

The devolution debate in the UK is often portrayed as 'London versus the rest of the UK'. In reality, devolving more power and responsibility to London's Government is not just good for Londoners, it's good for the rest of the UK too.

Does London Need More Roads, or More Public Transport?

Darren Johnson | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

Shouldn't we be sorting out London's traffic by expanding the bus network, building more cycle lanes and financing it from a pay as you go driving scheme? I'm no expert, but it makes much more sense than what I'm hearing from people who want new roads and more pollution...

It's Time to End This Walrus and Carpenter Approach to London's Housing

Christian Wolmar | Posted 02.11.2014 | UK Politics
Christian Wolmar

Opening the London papers on the commute home, the almost daily stories about the housing crisis facing London make for ever more gloomy reading. Housing is becoming too expensive for all but the richest Londoners with tenants in the private sector spending 59 per cent of their wages on rent.

Mehdi Hasan

Boris Not A 'Shoe-In' For Uxbridge Seat, Warns Top Local Tory

HuffingtonPost.com | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson is "not a shoo-in" for the safe Conservative seat of Uxbridge and South Ruislip and will have to decide "fairly quickly" if he wants to ...

Boris' City Hall Staff Get Free Help To Stay Mindful

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics

London mayor Boris Johnson may be known for bounding about the political stage in the style of a human dynamo, but his staff at City Hall are at least...

Cameron Not Frustrated By Johnson's Indecision Over Commons Return

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron denied being frustrated at Boris Johnson's failure to declare whether he will seek a Commons return as the Prime Minister and London May...