Analysis
Analysis

How do you get more homes built in Outer London?

Figures released by London First at its Building London Week event revealed that of the 26,458 new homes completed across the capital during 2017, only 3,278 were in Outer London, or just over 12%. That is despite the […]

News

Labour sets Newham mayor ‘trigger ballot’ re-run dates

The re-run process for deciding if Sir Robin Wales will again be Labour’s mayoral candidate for Newham without having to win a separate selection contest will be completed by the end of 11 February, according a timetable set […]

Culture

Vic Keegan’s Lost London 24: the Jerusalem Chamber

Most of the outside walls of Westminster Abbey are not as old as they look. Practically all of the stonework has been replaced over the centuries. But not that of the building which peeps cautiously […]

Analysis
Analysis

Why is London’s public transport being used less?

I took a vow long ago to never again attempt to use the Central Line during the morning peak. Things were so bad at Bethnal Green that westbound passengers were actually catching eastbound trains to […]

Comment

Comment: Trump’s chumps help to keep Sadiq Khan strong

The disruption of Sadiq Khan’s speech to the Fabian Society yesterday by a bunch of English nationalist Brexiteer Donald Trump fans raised a question it is difficult to answer. Which is the greater, the nastiness […]

News

Change and discord in Kensington and Chelsea Tory candidate ranks as Labour aims for gains

Don’t expect the Conservatives to lose control of Kensington and Chelsea Council in May, for all the criticism they’ve received over the Grenfell Tower fire. Not only do they hold 37 of the royal borough’s 50 seats but […]

Analysis

Haringey Labour members submit ideas for nation’s first ‘Corbyn Council’

Following the many de-selections and despairing standing-downs, the candidates are now in place for Labour’s Momentum group in Haringey to form the country’s first Corbyn Council from 3 May. Some of them might complain about the […]

News

LSE report: London needs ‘common plan of action’ across housing sector

London needs the key participants across its house-building sector to work together more productively if a sustained increase in its supply of housing is to be achieved, according to a new report by academics at the London […]