It should be hoped that future Mayoral elections will see the major parties offer candidates who have served in the London Assembly. Sadly to date only the Greens have done so with Darren Johnson’s candidacy in 2004. We’ve surely reached a point where we must aspire to call time on the practice of parties parachuting […]
Over the last few days I’ve been following developments over at Conservative Home where two campaigns to become the Tory candidate for Mayor of London have been launched.
The currently declared hopefuls are Warwick Lightfoot and Victoria Borwick. Both are councillors in Kensington and Chelsea, a fact which is causing some debate over at CH between those who seem to think K&C is just as “representative” of London as any other borough and those who think such a candidate lacks the experience needed to tackle Mayor Livingstone.
The decision of the Crown Prosecution Service to charge the Metropolitan Police Service under the Health and Safety at Work Act in the wake of the death of Jean Charles de Menezes is a mockery of justice – but for the reasons many pundits claim. In 2003 the then Met Commissioner John Stevens and his […]
BBC reports that the IPCC are to press for charges against the two firearms officers who shot Jean Charles de Menezes are pretty worrying. These officers were carrying out their duty of protecting London and Londoners against what they thought was a suicide bomber just days after dozens were killed and many more injured by […]
It’s always disheartening to hear media commentators try to extrapolate national results from by-elections when anyone even remotely numerate knows this can’t be done. It’s even less accurate for the BBC to claim Bromley is now “a marginal” seat. Bob Neill deserves congratulations for his win in Bromley but many Tory activists will be disappointed […]