Huge mismatch between demand for social housing and availability in London, Shelter reports

London boroughs as diverse as Newham, Merton and Kingston are at the top of the national list of local authorities with the largest gaps between the numbers of households on their social housing waiting lists […]


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 […]


Merton’s estate regenerations: quieter than some

Merton is one of London’s quieter boroughs, despite the two biggest parties fighting close battles for control over it for many years. Perhaps that is why the council’s recent approval of three estate demolition and rebuild […]