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 […]


London’s devolved work and health employment support programme begins

London government today took charge of a programme for helping Londoners who have difficulty finding jobs in the latest devolution of central government powers to the capital. The Department for Work and Pensions has handed down funds for […]


Will Haringey’s ‘Corbyn Council’ choke off housing supply?

A tension between a wish to redevelop land and a desire to re-assert the control of the local state lies at the heart of Labour politics in London. Variations on that theme can be found all over town. […]


Haringey Labour branch chair resigns over ‘poisonous atmosphere’ in local party

The chair of a Labour Party branch in Haringey has resigned from his post citing a “poisonous atmosphere” created by fellow officers that has left him feeling “intimidated and unwelcome” due to their rejection 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 […]


London Councils criticises ‘wholly inadequate’ government funding proposals

The government’s proposals for funding London’s boroughs next year have been slammed as “wholly inadequate” by the body representing the city’s 33 local authorities. Though welcoming what it called a “limited recognition” of the need to invest […]


Sadiq Khan fends off Shaun Bailey over Haringey joint venture, but much was revealed about London Labour

The border between dazzling perception and base speculation can be blurred. I could be reading too much into yesterday’s Mayor’s Question Time (MQT) exchange between Sadiq Khan and Conservative London Assembly member Shaun Bailey over boroughs forming joint […]


Alan Strickland vows to secure Haringey development joint venture plan for ‘long term’

One of the key councillors behind Labour-run Haringey’s plans to form a joint venture company with a major property firm has pledged to continue “building on its foundations” in the months before May’s borough elections, […]


Autumn budget 2017: cold comforts for London

Not everyone battered Wednesday’s budget as heartily as Sadiq Khan, who denounced chancellor Philip Hammond’s effort as “the most anti-London in a generation” and described his spending plans as showing “contempt for Londoners”. But quite a […]