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 […]


London Labour: Corbynites collide in contest to eject Iain Duncan Smith from Chingford

If Conservatives in their totemic parliamentary seat of Chingford and Woodford Green have been fretting about the erosion of Iain Duncan Smith’s majority to less than 2,500 votes, they might be heartened by indications that […]


Q&A: Waltham Forest leader Clare Coghill on the future of her fast-changing borough

Clare Coghill became leader of Labour-run Waltham Forest Council in May and the first woman to hold that position in the immensely varied Outer East London borough’s 52-year history. Born in Halesowen, she has also lived […]


Guest article: why Brexit makes choosing who you vote for different this time

This column is written by Rachel Holdsworth, whose fine, witty writing on London politics, housing issues and more used to regularly grace Londonist. She’s now a freelance writer and editor and the owner of a […]