Green party candidate for Mayor Jenny Jones and party leader Caroline Lucas have accused Boris Johnson of “deceptive efforts” to cover up London’s air pollution. Official figures suggest around 4,000 people a year die prematurely in London because of poor air quality. The pair visited Lewisham on Tuesday accompanied by Lollipop men and women who […]
2012 London Election
News and coverage of the 2012 elections for Mayor of London and the London Assembly (The Greater London Authority).
Liberal Democrat candidate for Deputy Mayor Caroline Pidgeon says London’s commuters were “ripped off by millions of pounds” last year after they were “wrongly” charged penalty fares. Ms Pidgeon, who is also standing for re-election to the London Assembly, says passengers were “incorrectly charged maximum fares exceeding more than £1m” every week. The fares are […]
Ken Livingstone has called on rival Boris Johnson to confirm his future fares policy ahead of Thursday’s election. Labour claim fare rises under Johnson’s Mayoralty “could be part of a secret Tory deal which is making Londoners pick up the bill for the government’s national transport budget.” Government funding for Transport for London has been […]
Boris Johnson has today launched his full manifesto for a second term at City Hall. Policies include an additional 1,000 police officers on the beat, cutting City Hall’s share of the council tax by 10% and reducing tube delays by 30 per cent by 2015. Mr Johnson has also promised to to give Special Constables […]
This Thursday (3rd May) 5.8 million voters get their say on who they want as Mayor of London and the 25 London Assembly members for the next four years. With campaigning in its final days London Elects – the body that runs elections to City Hall – is urging voters to make sure they […]