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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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How On London grew in 2017

When I started this site on 1st February this year, it was a strictly personal thing which aimed to carry on the coverage of London’s politics, development and culture I’d been producing for the Guardian […]

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Estate regeneration: how do you do it right?

The redevelopment of council-owned housing estates is perhaps the most polarising political issue in the capital. This has been so for a while, but the intensifying focus on housing costs and “affordable” supply has sharpened oppositions […]

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Mayor expects unlimited ‘hopper’ bus and tram fares early next year

Sadiq Khan’s one-hour “hopper” public transport ticket will allow an unlimited number of transfers between buses and trams from early 2018 subject to successful technology testing by Transport for London (TfL), he has announced. The […]

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Election 2017: a gloomy prognosis from all parties on London’s NHS

BBC London’s Karl Mercer has set out some big numbers about the National Health Service in London: Each year 60 million GP consultations take place, roughly 165,000 a day. Nearly £18bn is spent on the NHS […]

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Election 2017: even if YouGov’s polls are wrong about UK voters, they could still be right about London’s

Yesterday, people were looking through the London details of YouGov’s shock “new model” poll for The Times, which sensationally found that the Conservatives’ might actually lose seats nationally and that we might wake on 9 […]

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Fixed that for you: dodgy Liberal Democrat election graphs, 2017

Elections are a time for many things. I’ve come to think of them as a time for sniggering at parties’ desperate attempts to sway voters by presenting a dubious grasp of mathematics in graph form and […]

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Guest article: Tory manifesto plan to change how we elect London’s government can only be bad for us

This column is written 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. So much for devolution. The Conservative manifesto […]