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How do you get more homes built in Outer London?

Figures released by London First at its Building London Week event revealed that of the 26,458 new homes completed across the capital during 2017, only 3,278 were in Outer London, or just over 12%. That is despite the […]

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Change and discord in Kensington and Chelsea Tory candidate ranks as Labour aims for gains

Don’t expect the Conservatives to lose control of Kensington and Chelsea Council in May, for all the criticism they’ve received over the Grenfell Tower fire. Not only do they hold 37 of the royal borough’s 50 seats but […]

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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 […]

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Redbridge Council is set to ‘in-source’ waste services. What does it mean?

Next week, Redbridge Council’s cabinet will consider a report from officers recommending that it brings to an end the arrangement under which its waste and recycling services have been run for it by a private company and reverts […]

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How On London grew in 2017

When I started this site on 1st February this year, it was a strictly personal thing which aimed to carry on the coverage of London’s politics, development and culture I’d been producing for the Guardian […]

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Could the Conservatives lose Westminster Council?

At State of Soho, local resident Andrew Murray asks: “Could Labour win Westminster Council?” This would have seemed a daft question as recently as May, but the general election results in Westminster’s parliamentary seats and […]

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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 […]

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The Tory Brexit rebels who offer hope to their party in London

Two of the 11 Conservative MPs who voted against the government in Wednesday evening’s Brexit vote, thus bringing about a possibly very significant defeat for Theresa May, represent London constituencies: Stephen Hammond (Wimbledon) and Bob […]

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