Battlelines in Newham

Newham has suddenly gone from being one of the most predictable and stable boroughs in London, to extraordinarily unpredictable in the space of a few weeks. Sir Robin Wales is …

Time to bite the ballot

One of the main reasons Sadiq Khan won the race to be Labour’s candidate for Mayor over the favourite Tessa Jowell was their respective stances on estate renewal. He took …

We’re hiring

Do you understand local government? Are you a political activist in one of the mainstream parties? Do you hold, or have you held, elected office, perhaps as a councillor? Is …

Will the Tories lose London?

Tuesday’s Evening Standard ran a front page story suggesting the Conservatives will fail badly at the local elections in London.  So what’s the truth? London borough council elections come around …