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Sadiq Khan hits annual target for starting new affordable homes

Construction of over 12,500 new affordable homes was started in London during the 2017/18 financial year, surpassing the yearly target Sadiq Khan has set for himself, according to government figures just published by City Hall. Work […]

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Will EU citizens use London borough elections to send a message on Brexit?

Valentina Cipriani is doing a masters course in international journalism at City University. This is her first piece for On London. London’s borough elections on 3 May could be the last time non-UK EU citizens […]

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Housing associations’ support for estate regeneration ballots shows shift in political mood

Last week’s report from Inside Housing that the G15 group of London’s largest housing associations supports Sadiq Khan’s proposal that ballots of residents should be held before estate regenerations involving demolitions can go ahead is not so […]

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London politicians must be braver when they talk about crime

Once you’ve endured the news reports, recoiled from the savagery sometimes not far from your front door and felt the shudder, distant but real, of parental empathy, another, more banal, sensation follows – a demoralising sense […]

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New move to join up and devolve London’s criminal justice service

Sadiq Khan and the government have agreed to work out how best to integrate the capital’s diffuse criminal justice organisations and devolve more control over them to London with the aims of reducing reoffending and supporting victims of […]

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Leonie Cooper: London is at fly-tipping tipping point

This is the very welcome debut piece for On London by Leonie Cooper AM, who represents Merton and Wandsworth on the London Assembly and chairs its environment committee. Ugly, costly and unnecessary: fly-tipping in London […]

Analysis

Who is living in the Nine Elms homes?

The vast Nine Elms redevelopment scheme has become one of those London regeneration focal points for protest and consternation about “rich foreign investors” and “luxury flats” that are “left empty” and so on. It is a […]

Analysis

The politics of fair fares: from Livingstone to Khan

The tightening squeeze on Transport for London’s finances has generated a predictable political wrangle over Sadiq Khan’s fares policy, with opponents arguing that his partial freeze is to blame because it’s hitting TfL revenues. This […]

Analysis

Sadiq Khan and the challenge of making the case for ‘good growth’

Sadiq Khan announced on Wednesday the award of £24m to 54 cultural, employment, educational and green infrastructure projects, drawing the cash from what he calls his Good Growth Fund. That label is significant. So is City Hall’s […]

Analysis

When will London’s Conservatives find something positive to say?

A recent YouGov poll for Queen Mary University London produced terrifying figures for London’s Conservatives ahead of May’s borough elections. They suggested that not only Barnet but also Wandsworth and even Westminster are at risk […]