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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 […]

Analysis

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 […]

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Labour has become still stronger in London but weaknesses have been exposed

Competition over the meaning of Labour’s results on Thursday has been almost as fierce as the battle for votes itself, with the more fervent of Jeremy Corbyn’s admirers insisting that the party’s failure to hit […]

Analysis

London borough elections 2018: ten perilous predictions

Predicting the outcomes of elections (or referendums) has been a mug’s game in recent years, with a succession of outcomes failing to match expectations formed from what appeared to be solid prior evidence. With today’s elections […]

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Haringey 2018: Labour ‘moderates’ could hold balance in ‘Corbyn Council’ leadership contest

The successful campaign by Haringey Momentum and its sundry non-Labour allies to de-select Labour councillors who didn’t oppose the council’s planned housebuilding joint venture with regeneration giant Lendlease – the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV) – ensured that the borough’s […]

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Barnet 2018: Labour gains could be undermined by taint of antisemitism

High Barnet ward is at the high end of Barnet borough: villagey, churchy and sharing a border with Hertfordshire. It returned three Conservative councillors in 2014, and you would think it had a soul of solid […]

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Can Caroline Russell, Islington’s one-Green opposition, hold on in Highbury East?

Jarod Lawley is a second year journalism student at City, University of London. I met Islington councillor Caroline Russell for the first time at a transport hustings in Highbury’s Christ Church. She had made a […]

Analysis

Why London Tories could be crushed on 3 May – and why they might not

It is no wonder that many of the capital’s Conservatives are anticipating 3 May with dread. So much of the evidence points to them heading for a dreadful drubbing at the borough elections you couldn’t […]

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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 […]

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Richmond: Lib Dems and Greens reach borough elections agreement

Zac Goldsmith’s famous parliamentary by-election defeat by Liberal Democrat Sarah Olney in Richmond Park in December 2016 may have been helped by the Green Party choosing not to field a candidate. The Greens said at […]