Analysis

Q&A: Conservative London Mayor hopeful Joy Morrissey on housing, crime and what a female mayor could bring to City Hall

Ealing councillor Joy Morrissey is probably the least known of the three politicians from whom London Conservatives will choose their candidate for the 2020 London Mayor election, almost certainly to challenge Sadiq Khan. Born in […]

News

TfL funds more cycling schemes for under-represented groups

Transport for London is investing nearly a quarter of a million pounds in encouraging social groups under-represented in the capital’s cycling population to take up travelling by bicycle. Up to 30 community and not-for-profit organisations have until 17 September […]

Analysis

London Tories name their mayoral candidate shortlist. Why we should care.

The Conservatives have drawn up a shortlist of three candidates to be their challenger to Sadiq Khan in the 2020 London Mayor election. A longlist of 10 was whittled down following interviews yesterday and party members […]

Analysis

Greenwich councillors block 1,000 new homes. How will Sadiq Khan respond?

The newly-formed planning committee of Labour-run Greenwich Council decided recently to block two housing schemes in the borough which between them would have produced over 1,000 new homes and both of which reached Sadiq Khan’s 35% […]

Analysis

Richard Brown: Is Sadiq Khan’s mayoralty too much like an algorithm?

Halfway through his first term, there are some curious paradoxes about Sadiq Khan’s tenure as Mayor of London. He has a solid record of announcements under his belt, from a remixed London Plan to cash […]

Analysis

Five years of the New Routemaster. How has Boris Johnson’s hallmark policy fared?

Five years have passed since the New Routemaster, also known as the “Boris Bus”, went into full service on one of the capital’s 700 routes – the prestigious No 24, linking Hampstead and Pimlico, via […]

Comment

Community Lands Trusts: small is beautiful…but still very small

Sadiq Khan’s announcement that two pieces of land owned by Transport for London are to be developed by the London Community Land Trust is a significant step forward for a campaign that has battled long […]

Comment

Duncan Bowie: where is the planning in Sadiq Khan’s new London Plan?

Described at Municipal Dreams as “an esteemed figure in housing and planning circles”, Duncan Bowie is a long-standing academic in his field and advisor to London government, including Ken Livingstone when he was mayor. This […]