The toughest and most significant electoral battle of David Cameron's first term will happen next May, when Londoners go to the polls to elect a Mayor. Those outside the capital may bristle at the importance placed on these elections, seeing them as symptom of the media's obsession with the M25 beltway, but the election of a politician with the third largest personal mandate in Europe is not to be treated lightly.
Ken Livingstone has demanded Boris Johnson answers a series of questions on the phone hacking scandal. In an email sent to
So my challenge to Ken and Boris, and anyone else who stands, is this: can you articulate a people-based vision for my city in the way that Peñalosa did last week? And can you convince me that my daughter will be safe cycling around London?