What divides London’s Mayoral hopefuls? Not a lot going by last night’s business hustings where Boris Johnson, Ken Livingstone, Jenny Jones and Brian Paddick used the platform to set out their business-friendly credentials. All were robust in their support of immigration, insisting it was essential to feed business with the new staff needed for expansion. […]
2012 London Election
News and coverage of the 2012 elections for Mayor of London and the London Assembly (The Greater London Authority).
Labour leader Ed Miliband visited London Bridge today to launch the 6 “key pledges” which will form the core of Ken Livingstone’s manifesto at May’s Mayoral election. The pledges, all of which draw on previously announced policies, include promises to cut fares by 7% and the establishment of a London-wide “non-profit making lettings agency” to […]
London’s Guildhall served as the backdrop for an interesting debate between two would-be and one stand-in Deputy Mayors on Wednesday. The debate was organised by Central London Forward, a body representing the seven central London local authorities: Camden, City of London, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Southwark and Westminster. Val Shawcross and Caroline Pidgeon, running […]
Ken’s tax arrangements, Boris’s salary, trotskyists, chickenfeed and now ‘part time Tories’ – this year’s Mayoral election is turning into a depressing exchange of personal jibes and insults. Try not to laugh too loudly, but I was hoping an election contest between an incumbent Mayor and his immediate predecessor would provide Londoners with a choice […]
Boris Johnson has announced a 9-point plan for a second term at City Hall. On Saturday the Mayor told supporters that defeat in May’s election would “put at risk” policies and initiatives he had introduced since 2008. In an email from his campaign, Johnson said: “I feel like a man who has built half a […]