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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 […]

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Josh Neicho: Borough of Culture competition has been a joy, but angrier art is on its way

Josh Neicho is a communications professional and freelance journalist who is on the editorial team at Lambeth Life. This is his first, very welcome, piece for On London. Follow Josh on Twitter. Sadiq Khan was in his […]

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Estate regeneration: the case for residents’ ballots

The news that Sadiq Khan will give residents a veto over regeneration schemes on social housing estates will be welcomed by the 350,000 Londoners who might be affected by plans to demolish their homes. Regeneration of […]

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Place, politics and people: what do we mean by ‘segregation’ in London?

At City Lab, a US site concerned with cities of the future, Richard Florida asked political scientist Ryan Enos about how urban geography relates to political conflicts. Enos set out his view that the separation […]

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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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Autumn budget 2017: cold comforts for London

Not everyone battered Wednesday’s budget as heartily as Sadiq Khan, who denounced chancellor Philip Hammond’s effort as “the most anti-London in a generation” and described his spending plans as showing “contempt for Londoners”. But quite a […]

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Haringey: more tales of two Labour Parties

Having failed to oust Haringey Council leader Claire Kober from her Seven Sisters seat last week, the Momentum wing of the Labour Party in Haringey secured a victory yesterday when Jeremy Corbyn supporter Ruth Gordon was chosen to […]

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Grenfell: end of Kensington and Chelsea TMO should mark start of true resident consultation

News that the Kensington and Chelsea Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) will disappear in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire was loudly cheered. But what sort of organisation should take its place? The agenda for the […]

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Grenfell Truths: catastrophes don’t come in black and white

On Thursday, the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire will formally open at the Connaught Rooms in Great Queen Street. Sir Martin Moore-Bick, a former Appeal Court judge, will make an opening statement and the […]