Haringey Labour election manifesto: waiting for Jeremy?

The campaign by Haringey Momentum and its non-Labour allies against Labour councillors who didn’t denounce the Haringey Development Vehicle has ensured that after 3 May the council will be controlled by a very different Labour […]


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 […]


Will EU citizens use London borough elections to send a message on Brexit?

Valentina Cipriani is doing a masters course in international journalism at City University. This is her first piece for On London. London’s borough elections on 3 May could be the last time non-UK EU citizens […]


It’s official – only 20 of Kensington & Chelsea’s 37 Tory councillors are defending their seats

Almost half of Kensington and Chelsea’s 37 Conservative councillors will not be defending their seats on 3 May, following a sometimes rancorous Tory candidate selection process. Only 20 of those currently holding seats are seeking […]


Westminster: Labour pledges to extend planning protections to ‘unique’ Soho and Chinatown

Labour have intensified their message to Westminster voters concerned that property development in the Central London borough has got out of control by pledging to use the council’s planning powers to help protect “unique” and “iconic” areas […]


Labour hopes rise in Westminster as West End Tory stands down

Conservative anxieties about losing control of Westminster City Council to Labour are not being helped by intimations of ructions in their own ranks, with a number of councillors standing down. On Friday, the latest of these, […]


Thank you for making On London’s crowdfunding campaign a success

The five week, all-or-nothing On London crowdfunding campaign drew to a successful close at 8.22 this morning, with a total of £25,401 pledged by a rather magnificent 434 people. The last four or five days […]


When will London’s Conservatives find something positive to say?

A recent YouGov poll for Queen Mary University London produced terrifying figures for London’s Conservatives ahead of May’s borough elections. They suggested that not only Barnet but also Wandsworth and even Westminster are at risk […]