The designer personally urged action to tackle complaints of “stifling” heat on the New Routemaster bus after passengers lobbied him direct about the issue, causing concern that his studio’s reputation could be damaged by its association with the vehicle.
2016 LONDON ELECTIONS
Sensible people offer notes of caution on why the polls’ predictions may not come true and Team Sadiq are wisely taking nothing for granted, but the most probable outcome does seem to be a Khan victory.
Over the past few months Conservative mayoral runner Zac Goldsmith has sought to portray Labour rival Sadiq Khan as “Jeremy Corbyn’s candidate” in a bid to damage Mr Khan’s mainstream credentials.
Baroness Lawrence, who last summer backed Tessa Jowell’s bid to be Labour’s candidate, said: “London is a city that not only tolerates, but celebrates our diversity. A city that I know will choose unity over division. And hope over fear.”
London’s rising population means transport bosses are drawing up plans to service 330 million extra journeys each year but Mr Goldsmith says these plans would be put at risk by Sadiq Khan’s pledge to freeze Transport for London fares for the full four-year mayoral term.
In recent years Met Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has moved the force towards a more ‘intelligence-led’ use of the powers but the disparity in the ethnicity of those stopped continues to be a cause of concern for many campaigners.
According to the poll, the Labour candidate is poised to take 48% of first preference votes with Goldsmith winning 32%. After second preference votes are taken into consideration Khan would finish the race with 60% of votes with Goldsmith trailing behind on just 40%.
The appeal related to a Sony warehouse which was destroyed in the 2011 riots and followed a Court of Appeal ruling which made the public purse liable for all consequential loss suffered by a businesses as well as the value of replacing or repairing its premises.
As well as previously serving as Chief Executive of Public Transport Victoria, Mark Wild is currently a special advisor to to the Minister and Secretary of The State Government of Victoria.
The big news from yesterday’s YouGov poll was Sadiq Khan’s 16 point lead over Zac Goldsmith in the mayoral race but there’s another, pretty much unreported, finding contained within the full tables – UKIP looks set to become the third largest party on the London Assembly.
If you want to see how Cameron’s ‘blitz’ on ‘sink estates’ will play out in London you need look no further than Barnet where some of the largest-scale regeneration and development has been taking place.