Conservative plans to overhaul how the London Mayor is elected would also be extended to the London Assembly, MayorWatch has been told, potentially eliminating smaller parties from the capital’s scrutiny body.
Conservative plans to hold future mayoral elections under First Past The Post have, perhaps inevitably, been greeted with social media claims that the party is attempting to “rig” future elections in its favour.
The document, launched by PM Theresa May during a visit to Halifax, commits the party to retaining FPTP for Westminster elections and says it will be extended “to police and crime commissioner and mayoral elections.”
The new fleet of walk-through trains would feature air-conditioning and USB ports, allowing passengers to charge their mobile devices while travelling, and boost capacity by over 30 per cent.
Newham has enjoyed great success in clamping down on landlords letting out substandard homes, leading to more than 1,1000 landlords being prosecuted, but its approval to run the scheme is due to expire and the council is understandably keen to put pressure on ministers to grant a renewal.