Analysis

Eight of London’s 32 boroughs to have new political leaders

Only four of the capital’s 32 councils underwent changes of political control at the elections a fortnight ago, and in two cases the change was not very significant. The replacement of Conservative administrations in Kingston […]

Analysis

Boris Johnson has history of statistics misuse from when he was London Mayor

As the furore continues over former London Mayor Boris Johnson’s revival of the false EU referendum campaign claim that Brexit will mean an extra £350m a week for the NHS, let’s recall the Foreign Secretary’s history of […]

Analysis

How many Londoners are on zero-hours contracts?

Labour Party leader and London MP Jeremy Corbyn today criticised companies that use temporary and short term employment contracts, describing these as a “source of continuous worry and insecurity for millions of people”. His contribution to […]

Maps & Stats

London is becoming a private renting city – again

Sadiq Khan’s draft London Housing Strategy is expected to be published next month and I’ve been looking at the evidence it will draw from. There are over 100 pages of fascinating facts in there, some which […]

Maps & Stats

Election 2017: Labour triumphs in London again

It was a national election that no party won: the Conservatives misfired disastrously and Labour remains a long way from power. But in the capital, Labour has triumphed again. Before polling stations opened yesterday morning, […]

Analysis

Fixed that for you: dodgy Liberal Democrat election graphs, 2017

Elections are a time for many things. I’ve come to think of them as a time for sniggering at parties’ desperate attempts to sway voters by presenting a dubious grasp of mathematics in graph form and […]

Maps & Stats

Election 2017: new poll confirms Tory threat to Labour seats

Around ten of London’s 73 parliamentary seats could change hands at the general election, according to a new opinion poll and local soundings taken by the Evening Standard newspaper. The findings underlines that Labour is on […]

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Where is London’s workforce from and what jobs do those 5.2 million people do?

Sadiq Khan has again called for the government to give non-UK European nationals the right to stay in the country, saying that a million Londoners (out of at least 8.7 million) are “of EU origin”. He […]

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How many people work in London financial services and what do they do?

Sadiq Khan has warned MPs that London’s financial sector faces “catastrophe” if the UK leaves the EU without any sort of deal on future trade relations. His comment is a reminder of how important banking, […]