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Liberal Democrats promise ‘fresh start’ for Richmond, as Greens prepare to be ‘critical friends’

The new make-up of Richmond Council will be formalised at a full meeting tonight, with the Liberal Democrats resoundingly back in charge following the recent borough elections, the beaten Conservatives in opposition and the interesting prospect […]

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Haringey: ‘Corbyn Council’ cabinet line-up takes shape

The borough elections went pretty well for Labour overall, but it seems significant that their two worst results in terms of losing seats suggest rejections of directions the party has gone in since Jeremy Corbyn became its leader […]

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Labour decides on candidate shortlist for Lewisham East by-election

A shortlist of four women has been drawn up as potential Labour candidates for the forthcoming Lewisham East by election to be held on 14 June. Local constituency members will chose between three Lewisham councillors, Janet […]

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New analysis shows London councils ‘running out of road’ as spending cuts continue

London’s local councils are spending 19% less per resident than they were seven years ago when the Conservative-led coalition government began cutting local authority funding, according to a new analysis by think tank Centre For London. […]

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Momentum members win Haringey leadership and deputy contests, though Hard Left favourite squeezed out

Councillor Joseph Ejiofor is to be the new leader of Haringey Council after members of the majority Labour Group elected him as their leader. The new deputy leader will be Councillor Emine Ibrahim, also elected earlier […]

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Contest to lead Haringey ‘Corbyn Council’ hots up as Lendlease seeks meeting

Update 19:10: I’ve been told that the result of the “indicative secret ballot” reported below was as follows: Zena Brabazon 69 votes Joseph Ejiofor 30 Peray Ahmet 14 Kirsten Hearn 12 Felicia Opoku 3 I’m told […]

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Tower Hamlets 2018: Labour’s council win repeats history for Mayor John Biggs

Labour has swept back to a dominant position on Tower Hamlets Council after gaining 20 seats in Thursday’s election, taking its total representation to 42 out of 45 – the third largest seat swing in the capital after the Liberal […]

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London Borough Elections 2018 – The Results

Last updated Sunday 6 May. Main points on the elections held on Thursday 3 May 2018. Labour has failed to win its top targets of Barnet and Wandsworth and long shot hopes of victory in Westminster have not been realised either. However, the party […]