Greenwich councillors block 1,000 new homes. How will Sadiq Khan respond?

The newly-formed planning committee of Labour-run Greenwich Council decided recently to block two housing schemes in the borough which between them would have produced over 1,000 new homes and both of which reached Sadiq Khan’s 35% […]


Lib Peck: London boroughs must work together and with partners to tackle knife crime

Lib Peck is leader of Lambeth Council and deputy chair and executive member for crime and public protection of London Councils. This article is a slightly edited version of a speech she gave at Wednesday’s knife […]


Community Lands Trusts: small is beautiful…but still very small

Sadiq Khan’s announcement that two pieces of land owned by Transport for London are to be developed by the London Community Land Trust is a significant step forward for a campaign that has battled long […]


Lewisham East: Labour wins with ease but its internal struggles continue

The outcome of yesterday’s Lewisham East by-election is being subjected to as much fevered interpretation as was the process by which Labour selected its candidate Janet Daby. She comfortably held the seat formerly occupied by Heidi Alexander, taking 50.2% […]


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 […]


Labour decides on candidate shortlist for Lewisham East by-election

A shortlist of four women has been drawn up as potential Labour candidates for the forthcoming Lewisham East by election to be held on 14 June. Local constituency members will chose between three Lewisham councillors, Janet […]


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 […]


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 […]