10 ideas for London

MOPAC is to move some of its staff to CIty Hall at a cost of £1.5m.  Photo: MayorWatch

Over the next two weeks the Centre for London will be publishing 10 big policy ideas for the new Mayor of London. Ideas already published include creating time limited Pop-up Parishes, abolishing business rates and allowing London employers to set a city-wide transport levy on the model of London’s successful Business Improvement Districts. Pop along […]

Former Tory Cabinet minister won’t back Boris

Portillo says he won't vote for Boris Johnson. Image: BBC

Senior Conservative Michael Portillo has told the BBC’s This Week programme he will not be voting for Boris Johnson in next month’s Mayoral election. The former Defence Secretary said he would “be looking for a candidate who endorses a third runway for Heathrow airport because I think that is fundamentally important to the capital and […]