Damian Hockney

Comment and opinion from former London Assembly Member Damian Hockney. Views expressed may not represent those of the site editors.

Financing London – “Please Sir, I want some more”

Damian Hockney is a former London Assembly member and Mayoral candidate

The London Finance Commission looking into funding for the capital has to take into account the realities of ever tighter central control of all aspects of government, says Damian Hockney. At a time when regions across the EU are having their powers stripped away at the behest of Brussels, there is, he believes, no chance […]

Make the Fab Four the Magnificent Seven

Damian Hockney is a former London Assembly member and Mayoral candidate

Well this is interesting. Today’s polling. In spite of the saturation coverage provided by the BBC for the Greens and the LibDems (alongside what it calls the other two “main” candidates), and a very small rise in polling support for them, there has been just as much a rise in support for the outsiders (in […]

Such a taxing campaign

Damian Hockney is a former London Assembly member and Mayoral candidate

It isn’t going to go away in a hurry, this tax business. We’re sick of it, but we have an awful feeling the voters might not be. Former London Assembly Member and Mayoral candidate Damian Hockney believes that Jenny Jones’ calls for transparency about candidates’ earnings have wrongfooted her opponents and could have an effect […]

Go figure – voters need to use the Mayor electoral system imaginatively

Damian Hockney is a former London Assembly member and Mayoral candidate

Looking at the likely voting figures for LibDem candidate Brian Paddick, former Mayor candidate for UKIP Damian Hockney suggests that there is still no sign of voters using the voting system for the Mayor election imaginatively. “The whole point with this system is that it allows you to vote for your completely preferred choice and […]

Wikileaks does USA a favour on C-Charge revelations

Damian Hockney is a former London Assembly member and Mayoral candidate

It would be too much to imagine that former Mayor Ken Livingstone’s spat with US Ambassador Tuttle over the Congestion Charge would have escaped comment in the Wikileaks exposures. What the US embassy said was dry but correct, says Damian Hockney.