Eight of London’s 32 boroughs to have new political leaders

Only four of the capital’s 32 councils underwent changes of political control at the elections a fortnight ago, and in two cases the change was not very significant. The replacement of Conservative administrations in Kingston […]


Haringey: ‘Corbyn Council’ cabinet line-up takes shape

The borough elections went pretty well for Labour overall, but it seems significant that their two worst results in terms of losing seats suggest rejections of directions the party has gone in since Jeremy Corbyn became its leader […]


Momentum members win Haringey leadership and deputy contests, though Hard Left favourite squeezed out

Councillor Joseph Ejiofor is to be the new leader of Haringey Council after members of the majority Labour Group elected him as their leader. The new deputy leader will be Councillor Emine Ibrahim, also elected earlier […]


Contest to lead Haringey ‘Corbyn Council’ hots up as Lendlease seeks meeting

Update 19:10: I’ve been told that the result of the “indicative secret ballot” reported below was as follows: Zena Brabazon 69 votes Joseph Ejiofor 30 Peray Ahmet 14 Kirsten Hearn 12 Felicia Opoku 3 I’m told […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Brent Momentum bonds with Communists. A trip down Memory Lane

News that a branch of Momentum in London and the Communist Party of Britain are holding a public discussion about ways to work together “for a socialist future” has triggered another tremor of déjà vu following […]


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 […]