Sadiq Khan hits annual target for starting new affordable homes

Construction of over 12,500 new affordable homes was started in London during the 2017/18 financial year, surpassing the yearly target Sadiq Khan has set for himself, according to government figures just published by City Hall. Work […]


The politics of fair fares: from Livingstone to Khan

The tightening squeeze on Transport for London’s finances has generated a predictable political wrangle over Sadiq Khan’s fares policy, with opponents arguing that his partial freeze is to blame because it’s hitting TfL revenues. This […]


The overblown Garden Bridge show now looks over

Boris Johnson’s appearance before the GLA oversight committee yesterday was, unsurprisingly, largely a revival of the old Mayor Boris Show, complete with close attention from those in the Big Media who think they smell about […]


Colin Wiles: it really is time for a Green Belt rethink

As this debut piece for On London shows, Colin Wiles has decades of experience in London housing, including with local authorities and housing associations. He is currently a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of […]


Haringey: the ‘Corbyn Council’ will have some shaping up to do

Claire’s Kober’s decision to step down as a Haringey councillor and step away from the snake pit of Labour politics in the borough had been coming for while. Those of her opponents who’ve greeted it with […]


Can Labour take control of Tory flagship Wandsworth Council?

Sadiq Khan launched Labour’s borough elections campaign on Saturday and reportedly named Barnet and Wandsworth, where he used to be a councillor, as the top Conservative targets for his party. If Barnet does not succumb, it […]


Earls Court: council rejects mooted new Capco masterplan and restates call for ‘return’ of housing estates

A lot has happened since July 2013 when the then Mayor Boris Johnson praised proposals for redeveloping a big chunk of Earls Court as a “landmark project”, but most of has happened wasn’t planned. By now, a […]


Q&A: Bob Neill MP on London Conservatism, Brexit and the capital’s future

Bob Neill has been the Conservative MP for Bromley and Chislehurst since winning a by election in June 2006. Before that he was a member of the very first London Assembly, elected in 2000 and […]


Jo Johnson: new minister for London could do the capital some good

Labour have been scathing. “Jo Johnson should at least be intimately acquainted with the problems London faces,” a spokesperson for the regional party said. “After all, his brother caused most of them.” The Greens have […]


London Mayors at Christmas, past and present

Christmas broadcasts by London Mayors have yet to embed themselves in the festive viewing habits of the capital, but Sadiq Khan has made a decent job of looking back at a year scarred by terrorist attacks and the Grenfell […]