News

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 […]

Analysis

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 […]

Comment

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 […]

Comment

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 […]

Comment

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 […]

Analysis

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 […]

Analysis

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 […]

Analysis

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 […]

Analysis

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 […]

Culture

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 […]