Politics

How Have Zac Goldsmith And Sadiq Khan Performed As MPs?

How Have Zac Goldsmith And Sadiq Khan Performed As MPs?

What have they done for us lately? | By BethPH
Caroline Pidgeon Launches Policies To Help Private Renters

Caroline Pidgeon Launches Policies To Help Private Renters

Mayoral candidate wants to register landlords and scrap fees. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Morrissey For Mayor? What Difference Would He Make?

Morrissey For Mayor? What Difference Would He Make?

Singer says he might run for City Hall. | By Rachel Holdsworth
How Much Does It Cost To Stand For Mayor Of London?

How Much Does It Cost To Stand For Mayor Of London?

You'd better have deep pockets. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Mayoral Election Digest: Zac Goldsmith 'Wants To Be Pansexual For London'

Mayoral Election Digest: Zac Goldsmith 'Wants To Be Pansexual For London'

And other election shenanigans this week. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Rent In London? Here's Your Chance To Grill Mayoral Candidates

Rent In London? Here's Your Chance To Grill Mayoral Candidates

Housing hustings on 29 March. | By Londonist Staff
The Room Vandalised By 4 British Prime Ministers

The Room Vandalised By 4 British Prime Ministers

And a few great writers too. | By Will Noble
London Needs More Blue Plaques For Women

London Needs More Blue Plaques For Women

Only 13% are dedicated to females. | By Zoe Craig
14 Ways To Celebrate Women's History Month In London

14 Ways To Celebrate Women's History Month In London

Comedians, scientists, rebels, musicians, engineers and more. | By Zoe Craig
London Election Digest: Zac And Sadiq's Tax Bills

London Election Digest: Zac And Sadiq's Tax Bills

The week's campaigning activity. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Should All London Businesses Pay The London Living Wage?

Should All London Businesses Pay The London Living Wage?

What impact would this have on the city and its people? | By Kyra Hanson
How Does It Feel Being European In London?
Opinion

How Does It Feel Being European In London?

What's the effect of the EU referendum? | By Marie Le Conte
Is The Mayor Of London Right On Europe?
Opinion

Is The Mayor Of London Right On Europe?

Boris proposes we can vote to leave, then negotiate further. | By Andy Thornley
Flout The Rules Near Tower Bridge To Highlight Privatisation Of The City

Flout The Rules Near Tower Bridge To Highlight Privatisation Of The City

Join Will Self, Jenny Jones and Mark Thomas at this weekend's intervention. | By M@
What Is City Hall Spending Its Money On This Year?

What Is City Hall Spending Its Money On This Year?

New budget, new problems. | By Rachel Holdsworth
London Should Be One Fare Zone, Says Green Party

London Should Be One Fare Zone, Says Green Party

Time to redraw the Tube map? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Don't Take It Out On The Night Time

Don't Take It Out On The Night Time

It's time to stop demonising people who drink. | By Londonist
Why The Spending Review Means You'll Be Paying More Council Tax For Fewer Services

Why The Spending Review Means You'll Be Paying More Council Tax For Fewer Services

Budget cuts on the way. | By Londonist
Row Over Sutton £1m Discount Property Deal

Row Over Sutton £1m Discount Property Deal

Lib Dem MP locks horns with local Tories. | By Londonist
How The Spending Review Will Affect London

How The Spending Review Will Affect London

No fix for the housing crisis. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Can Lambeth Council Be Trusted With Housing?

Can Lambeth Council Be Trusted With Housing?

Risky and confusing strategies appear to abound. | By Londonist
If You're Not Registered To Vote, London Could Lose Some MPs

If You're Not Registered To Vote, London Could Lose Some MPs

Probably in the city's poorer areas. | By Rachel Holdsworth
5 Countries Boris Johnson Will Visit Next

5 Countries Boris Johnson Will Visit Next

Where else will the mayor put his foot in it? | By Rachel Holdsworth
13 Fire Engines Are Missing, About To Be Axed

13 Fire Engines Are Missing, About To Be Axed

Mayor asks for £11m in savings. | By Rachel Holdsworth
The Impossible Promise? Sadiq Khan Says He'd Freeze Fares For Four Years

The Impossible Promise? Sadiq Khan Says He'd Freeze Fares For Four Years

How will it be paid for? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Debate Football, Feminism And Housing With Guardian Writers

Debate Football, Feminism And Housing With Guardian Writers

Five talks linked with National Theatre productions. | By Rachel Holdsworth
What’s It Like In The Middle Of The Million Mask March?

What’s It Like In The Middle Of The Million Mask March?

We spend the evening with Anonymous protesters. | By Andy Thornley
Got Something You Want To Ask Boris?

Got Something You Want To Ask Boris?

People's Question Time comes to Hillingdon. | By Rachel Holdsworth
How Much Does It Cost To Buy Outside London?

How Much Does It Cost To Buy Outside London?

Or should you bite the bullet and buy here? | By BethPH
What Can Other Cities Teach London?

What Can Other Cities Teach London?

Experts from around the world tell us. | By James Drury
Sadiq Vs Zac: How Do Londoners See The Mayoral Candidates?

Sadiq Vs Zac: How Do Londoners See The Mayoral Candidates?

Findings from an Ipsos MORI focus group. | By Londonist
Zac Goldsmith Is The Conservative Mayoral Candidate

Zac Goldsmith Is The Conservative Mayoral Candidate

As expected. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Peter Whittle Chosen As UKIP Mayoral Candidate

Peter Whittle Chosen As UKIP Mayoral Candidate

Whittle also top of the Assembly list. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Caroline Pidgeon Is The Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate

Caroline Pidgeon Is The Lib Dem Mayoral Candidate

Assembly Member gets the nod. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Sadiq Khan Is Labour's Mayoral Candidate

Sadiq Khan Is Labour's Mayoral Candidate

Tooting MP will contest the 2016 election. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Sadiq Vs Tessa: How Do They Compare?

Sadiq Vs Tessa: How Do They Compare?

Policies of the Labour Mayoral candidate faves in a handy table. | By Londonist
30,000 Expected At Refugee Rally In Central London

30,000 Expected At Refugee Rally In Central London

Demonstrators want to show solidarity with migrants. | By Stuart Black
Sian Berry Named Green Party Mayoral Candidate

Sian Berry Named Green Party Mayoral Candidate

Berry and Caroline Russell likely to be on London Assembly next year. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Why One London Labour Party Member Is Sick Of The Spam

Why One London Labour Party Member Is Sick Of The Spam

Mayoral election and leadership contest cause avalanche of gumpf. | By Londonist
Meet The People Who Want To Be The Tory Party Mayoral Candidate

Meet The People Who Want To Be The Tory Party Mayoral Candidate

Zac, Stephen, Andrew and Syed. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Campaigners Create 'Show Home' To Demonstrate Regeneration Alternative

Campaigners Create 'Show Home' To Demonstrate Regeneration Alternative

Beautifying the boarded-up at Sweets Way. | By BethPH
David Lammy: "The Danger For London Is That It Becomes A Permanently Divided City"

David Lammy: "The Danger For London Is That It Becomes A Permanently Divided City"

Labour MP talks housing. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Housing Group Censured For Breaking Promises

Housing Group Censured For Breaking Promises

Council furious as development plans get closer. | By BethPH
Why Are People Losing Their Shit Over Jeremy Corbyn?

Why Are People Losing Their Shit Over Jeremy Corbyn?

Islington MP's Labour leadership campaign is causing ructions. | By James FitzGerald
Council Tax Benefit: The 'Silent' Cut

Council Tax Benefit: The 'Silent' Cut

Boroughs slashing support for low income Londoners. | By Londonist
Christian Wolmar: The Non-Politician Who Wants To Be Mayor

Christian Wolmar: The Non-Politician Who Wants To Be Mayor

We meet the transport journalist-turned-mayoral candidate. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Meet The People Who Want To Be The Green Party Mayoral Candidate

Meet The People Who Want To Be The Green Party Mayoral Candidate

Who are they and what are their policies? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Who's Watching Your Council? Journalists Strike Over Local News Cutbacks

Who's Watching Your Council? Journalists Strike Over Local News Cutbacks

Why we should support our local newspapers. | By BethPH
What The 2015 Budget Means For London

What The 2015 Budget Means For London

Benefits, pay, transport and culture. | By Londonist Staff
£90m 'Stolen' From London Under Right To Buy

£90m 'Stolen' From London Under Right To Buy

Should that money be put back into housebuilding? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Meet The Candidates: Who Wants To Be A Labour Mayor?

Meet The Candidates: Who Wants To Be A Labour Mayor?

Six people who want to be on the ballot next May. | By Rachel Holdsworth
New Tower Hamlets Mayor Calls For Unity

New Tower Hamlets Mayor Calls For Unity

Hopes to end years of divisive politics. | By James Drury
Tory MP Zac Goldsmith Announces He Will Run For Mayor

Tory MP Zac Goldsmith Announces He Will Run For Mayor

But wants constituents' consent before committing. | By Stuart Black
Fare Cuts Promises From Mayoral Candidates

Fare Cuts Promises From Mayoral Candidates

Probably not that realistic. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Sol Campbell Kicks Off Campaign To Be Tory Mayoral Candidate

Sol Campbell Kicks Off Campaign To Be Tory Mayoral Candidate

Rather him than Stephen Greenhalgh. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Jeremy Corbyn Launches Bid To Be Labour Leader

Jeremy Corbyn Launches Bid To Be Labour Leader

Islington North MP is the lefty's lefty. | By Rachel Holdsworth
George Galloway Wants To Be Mayor Of London

George Galloway Wants To Be Mayor Of London

Announces plans on Twitter. | By James Drury
'Free Travel For Flatmates' Should Be Scrapped, Say London Tories

'Free Travel For Flatmates' Should Be Scrapped, Say London Tories

Money for TfL's staff perk should be used elsewhere. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Your Chance To Question Boris

Your Chance To Question Boris

Tickets available for annual live debate. | By James Drury
'Social Supermarkets' Get City Hall Funding Boost

'Social Supermarkets' Get City Hall Funding Boost

Tackling food poverty and waste. | By BethPH
Tessa Jowell Launches Campaign To Be Mayor

Tessa Jowell Launches Campaign To Be Mayor

Another hat in the Labour ring. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Who's Standing For Tower Hamlets Mayor?

Who's Standing For Tower Hamlets Mayor?

The battle is on to replace disgraced Rahman. | By James Drury
Chuka Umunna Withdraws From Labour Leadership Battle

Chuka Umunna Withdraws From Labour Leadership Battle

Just days after launching campaign. | By James Drury
Two More Candidates Launch Bids To Be London Mayor

Two More Candidates Launch Bids To Be London Mayor

Diane Abbott and Sadiq Khan shock no-one. | By James Drury
Poor Shows And Close Calls: Lesser Known Election Results

Poor Shows And Close Calls: Lesser Known Election Results

In how many London seats did the Lib Dems lose their deposits? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Wouldn't It Be Nice If All London MPs Would Work Together?

Wouldn't It Be Nice If All London MPs Would Work Together?

You know, for the good of the city and all that. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Chuka Umunna Launches Leadership Bid

Chuka Umunna Launches Leadership Bid

Streatham MP thinks Labour can win in five years. | By James Drury
What Effect Will The New Government Have On London's Housing?

What Effect Will The New Government Have On London's Housing?

What will the Tories do? | By Rachel Holdsworth
Labour Gains, Lib Dem Losses: Centre For London Analyses Our New Political Landscape

Labour Gains, Lib Dem Losses: Centre For London Analyses Our New Political Landscape

What do the election results mean for London? | By Londonist
London Election Results As They Came In

London Election Results As They Came In

Who won and who lost. | By Londonist
Londonist Says You Should Vote For... Whoever The F*** You Like

Londonist Says You Should Vote For... Whoever The F*** You Like

You don't need papers telling you what to do. | By Londonist
What Do The Voters In London's Tightest Marginal Think?

What Do The Voters In London's Tightest Marginal Think?

Hampstead and Kilburn goes to the polls. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Why You Should Vote In The General Election

Why You Should Vote In The General Election

GO AND VOTE. | By Rachel Holdsworth
How Do The Tories Plan To Solve London's Housing Problems?

How Do The Tories Plan To Solve London's Housing Problems?

Malcolm Rifkind's likely successor tells us. | By James Drury
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Why Is London Rubbish At Recycling?

Why Is London Rubbish At Recycling?

Throwaway thoughts on our underperformance. | By James FitzGerald
Dodgy Election Leaflets 2: Revenge Of The Graphs

Dodgy Election Leaflets 2: Revenge Of The Graphs

Politicians and stats don't mix. | By Rachel Holdsworth
London Eye Turns Into A Big Election Chatter Pie Chart

London Eye Turns Into A Big Election Chatter Pie Chart

Light show every night til the election. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Independent Berks Standing In The Election In London

Independent Berks Standing In The Election In London

Read on to see why that's not libellous. | By Chris Lockie
Disgraced Mayor's Party Banned As Government Intervenes Further In Tower Hamlets

Disgraced Mayor's Party Banned As Government Intervenes Further In Tower Hamlets

Former mayor protests his innocence. | By James Drury
What Are Political Parties Promising London In This Election?

What Are Political Parties Promising London In This Election?

Everyone wants your vote. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Can Labour Achieve Its Ambitious London Election Plan?

Can Labour Achieve Its Ambitious London Election Plan?

Bid to take record number of seats. | By James Drury
Where To Watch The Election In London

Where To Watch The Election In London

Plus other election-related events. | By Rachel Holdsworth
London Lib Dems: A Tale Of Two Cities

London Lib Dems: A Tale Of Two Cities

Surprisingly, not all Lib Dems are taking a battering. | By Rachel Holdsworth
What Happens Next In Tower Hamlets?

What Happens Next In Tower Hamlets?

Picking over the ramifications of yesterday's decision. | By James Drury
Dodgy Election Leaflets: We've Fixed Those Graphs For You

Dodgy Election Leaflets: We've Fixed Those Graphs For You

"Only X can win here!" No, you can't. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman Guilty Of Election Offences

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman Guilty Of Election Offences

Mayoral election declared void and will have to be re-run. | By James Drury
Five Free Exhibitions On The Art Of Politics

Five Free Exhibitions On The Art Of Politics

Spitting image, tweets and street art. | By Tabish Khan
Hendon Is The Perfect Metaphor For The Whole London Election

Hendon Is The Perfect Metaphor For The Whole London Election

One of the key London seats ahead of 7 May. | By BethPH
Should London Have Its Own Political Party? Centre For London Investigates

Should London Have Its Own Political Party? Centre For London Investigates

Regional politics for the win? | By Londonist