Q&A: Conservative London Mayor hopeful Joy Morrissey on housing, crime and what a female mayor could bring to City Hall

Ealing councillor Joy Morrissey is probably the least known of the three politicians from whom London Conservatives will choose their candidate for the 2020 London Mayor election, almost certainly to challenge Sadiq Khan. Born in […]


Earls Court: Hammersmith & Fulham leader repeats call for return of estates as Capco seeks ‘third party capital’

More than six months since Hammersmith & Fulham Council knocked back the idea of a new and bigger masterplan to rev up the glacially slowgoing Earls Court redevelopment scheme, has there been much forward motion? Answer: not […]


Grenfell Tower ‘likely to remain standing for some years,’ says council deputy leader

Legal actions relating to the Grenfell Tower fire mean it will be “some years” before work can begin on dismantling the shell of the building and that demolishing it will take “an estimated two years” after that, […]


London Tories name their mayoral candidate shortlist. Why we should care.

The Conservatives have drawn up a shortlist of three candidates to be their challenger to Sadiq Khan in the 2020 London Mayor election. A longlist of 10 was whittled down following interviews yesterday and party members […]


Dave Hill: Westminster’s new Oxford Street plan had better be good

For half a century London’s planners and politicians have been trying and largely failing to solve the problems of Oxford Street, the most famous retail avenue in the world. In 1971, a study commissioned by […]


Labour selects think tank chief as Duncan Smith challenger in Chingford

Labour Party members in the Chingford and Woodford Green constituency have chosen think tank director Faiza Shaheen as their parliamentary candidate to challenge local Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith at the next election. Shaheen, who […]


Westminster to proceed with Oxford Street plans without Transport for London cash

Westminster Council is to start work on its alternative to pedestrianising Oxford Street without using £400,000 from Transport for London (TfL) it had initially earmarked towards the cost, following objections from London Mayor Sadiq Khan. A budget of […]