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 […]

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Andrew Boff joins London Mayor race for Conservatives. Anyone else?

I’ve heard Andrew Boff describe his attempts to become Conservative candidate for London Mayor as a tradition. It’s a tradition we should be pleased he is maintaining. Boff has announced his intention to go for […]

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Brexit or no Brexit, the nation needs London to remain strong

Yesterday’s march to Parliament Square for a “people’s vote” on the government’s Brexit deal, whenever and if ever it is struck, had the national focus you would expect. Not only was it held in the heart […]

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Daniel Moylan: how Conservatives can challenge Labour’s claim on London and its values

Karen Buck, Labour MP for Westminster North and my distinguished On London fellow-contributor, spoke up for Sadiq Khan’s first two years as Mayor of London recently. Writing in City A.M, she did her best with […]

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Philip Glanville on Hackney: what does it take to improve a place?

Philip Glanville has been Hackney’s directly elected Labour Mayor since September 2016 and before that was a Labour councillor in the borough for ten years, the last three of them as cabinet member for housing.  The […]

Analysis

Who will London’s Conservatives choose as their next mayoral candidate?

Conservative Home has broken news that the campaign to become the party’s candidate for the next London Mayor election, due in 2020, will take place over the summer, followed by a selection vote in September. That means […]

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Sarah Hayward: housing is still top of London’s ‘to-do’ list, so what can its councils do?

The dust is settling on London’s local elections, and after a lot of froth and high expectations, nothing much has changed. Control of almost all of London’s councils is very much as you were. There […]

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Labour has become still stronger in London but weaknesses have been exposed

Competition over the meaning of Labour’s results on Thursday has been almost as fierce as the battle for votes itself, with the more fervent of Jeremy Corbyn’s admirers insisting that the party’s failure to hit […]

Analysis

Wandsworth 2018: the battleground borough that looks hardest to call

From the On London Borough Elections Guide 2018: Labour has an ambitious but not impossible path to winning Wandsworth. They need to hold the five wards where they already have three councillors, and win the […]