Dave Hill: Westminster’s new Oxford Street plan had better be good

For half a century London’s planners and politicians have been trying and largely failing to solve the problems of Oxford Street, the most famous retail avenue in the world. In 1971, a study commissioned by […]


Haringey: housing activists to lobby ‘Corbyn council’ over Broadwater Farm demolition plans

Housing campaigners who brought about the recent election of a Labour council in Haringey led by members of the Corbynite Momentum pressure group has announced that it will lobby the first meeting of the new council’s cabinet over its […]


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% […]


Liberal Democrats promise ‘fresh start’ for Richmond, as Greens prepare to be ‘critical friends’

The new make-up of Richmond Council will be formalised at a full meeting tonight, with the Liberal Democrats resoundingly back in charge following the recent borough elections, the beaten Conservatives in opposition and the interesting prospect […]


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 […]


New analysis shows London councils ‘running out of road’ as spending cuts continue

London’s local councils are spending 19% less per resident than they were seven years ago when the Conservative-led coalition government began cutting local authority funding, according to a new analysis by think tank Centre For London. […]


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 […]