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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 […]

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Tower Hamlets 2018: Labour’s council win repeats history for Mayor John Biggs

Labour has swept back to a dominant position on Tower Hamlets Council after gaining 20 seats in Thursday’s election, taking its total representation to 42 out of 45 – the third largest seat swing in the capital after the Liberal […]

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London elections 2018: what Havering and Tower Hamlets have in common

From the On London Borough Elections Guide 2018: The peculiar internal politics of Havering place the Conservatives in a strangely similar position to Labour in Tower Hamlets in being the biggest party, yet subject to […]

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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 […]

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Labour Newham mayor hopeful Rokhsana Fiaz pledges referendum on mayoral system

The mayoral system in Newham could be brought to an end under proposals to be announced by local councillor Rohksana Fiaz as she launches her campaign to replace long-serving incumbent Sir Robin Wales as Labour’s candidate for […]

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Q&A: Sir Robin Wales on his record, the ‘trigger ballot’ saga and why he deserves a fifth term as Newham Mayor

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales is long serving local authority leader in a part of East London undergoing massive change. He now faces a re-selection contest after a controversial “trigger ballot” outcome was nullified. Such […]

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Child poverty ‘crisis’ in London, as rates rise sharply in poorest areas

Child poverty rates in the heart of East London have risen sharply to above 50% in the past two years according to new figures published by the End Child Poverty coalition, with other parts of […]

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How do you get more homes built in Outer London?

Figures released by London First at its Building London Week event revealed that of the 26,458 new homes completed across the capital during 2017, only 3,278 were in Outer London, or just over 12%. That is despite the […]

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Higher education participation in London is widening, says new report

For the first time there are more Londoners in some form of higher education in the capital whose parents didn’t go to university than Londoners with parents who did, according to new research for London Councils. […]