Andrew Boff: the future of housing in London looks small

Andrew Boff has been a Conservative member of the London Assembly since 2008 and before that a Conservative member of Hillingdon Council (1982-1994, including two years as leader) and of Hackney Council (2005-2006). He is […]


London leads the social mobility league, but there is much more to be done

As On London contributor Sam Stopp has rightly observed, London’s claims to greatness are undermined by its containing far too many people who struggle to make ends meet. Changing that is a major challenge for the city. But […]


Guest article: Green AM Caroline Russell on why Sadiq Khan should save Vittoria Wharf’s creative cluster

Caroline Russell is one of two Green Party members of the London Assembly and also the sole non-Labour member of Islington Council. This is her first piece for On London. London has an international reputation for […]


Cockney’tivity: the confecting of a ‘social cleansing’ row

Another day, another “social cleansing” article from the Guardian, whose news and opinion sections appear to be entirely at the service of anyone out there who can scare up some new iteration of that fatuous concept. “A theatre company […]


Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville deserves praise for ‘open discussions’ with residents

On Monday night I had the serious honour of chairing Hackney Mayor Philip Glanville’s very first Mayor’s Question Time before an audience of Hackney residents in the chamber of my home borough’s handsome Town Hall. Mayor […]


Labour in London: Momentum, ‘moderates’ and candidate selections

Recent internal Labour Party elections in Haringey resulting in a string of wins for candidates backed by Momentum, the group formed to back Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, have refuelled talk of big shifts in the Labour grassroots landscape, perhaps changing […]


Greens fear that London launderette numbers will tumble

When I wrote about London’s declining number of launderettes last January, the National Association of the Launderette Industry thought the capital was down to roughly its last 450. That number seemed in danger of falling more […]