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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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Justine Greening and London Assembly Conservatives line up against Heathrow expansion as mayoral candidate contest nears

Putney MP Justine Greening has launched a stinging attack on the government’s decision to approve the building of a new runway at Heathrow, adding to speculation that she could become the Conservative candidate for London […]

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The mid-term Sadiq Khan has some big transport challenges ahead

Two years since he became London Mayor, Sadiq Khan’s transport policies, including what he requires of Transport for London (TfL), are as sharply contested now as they were during his election campaign. The focus of attention […]

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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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How can London learn to love regeneration and embrace the idea of ‘good growth’?

Next month, On London and the London Society are holding a debate about regeneration and how “good growth” can be achieved in a city which urgently needs to build more as its population rises towards 10 million, […]

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Liberal Democrats promise ‘fresh start’ for Richmond, as Greens prepare to be ‘critical friends’

The new make-up of Richmond Council will be formalised at a full meeting tonight, with the Liberal Democrats resoundingly back in charge following the recent borough elections, the beaten Conservatives in opposition and the interesting prospect […]

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Eight of London’s 32 boroughs to have new political leaders

Only four of the capital’s 32 councils underwent changes of political control at the elections a fortnight ago, and in two cases the change was not very significant. The replacement of Conservative administrations in Kingston […]

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London’s regeneration tension will not just go away

Looking back at the borough election results, two of the smaller outcomes seem to speak clearly to a larger theme – the heightening tensions arising from property development in various parts of town. One of those two […]