Ken, London’s champion

The GLA election period finally kicked off proper on Tuesday [18th March] with the formal launch of the Mayor’s re-election campaign at the Royal Festival Hall. As well as describing…

What do Londoners really care about?

It’s been an eventful week again. After months of allegations which have distracted everyone from the real issues facing London this May, Lee Jasper, the Mayor’s race and equalities adviser…

From fascists in Chelsea to Heathrow activists

On the campaign trail this last week I saw the dark ugly face of British facism alive and well; going to the main rally of the ‘Stop the Heathrow expansion’…

Murad launches survey on Post Office Closures in West Central London

Post Office Limited are currently consulting on proposals to close 12 post offices in Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. There is a six week consultation period ending…

Murad calls on Local Youth Groups to bid for Ken’s £5million

Murad Qureshi, Labour London Wide Assembly Member, is urging local voluntary and community groups working with young people to bid for a share of £5million of new funding for young…

Defending livelihoods & chilling out at Paddington Rec

The big issue last week came from the hugely disappointing announcement from the Post Office proposing to close up to 1 in 5 of London’s local branches. Clearly this will…

Facing issues at the doorstep, but sharing joys on Edgware Road

Knocking on doors around London it is quiet clear what the issues are for Londoners: crime, transport and housing – but not necessarily in that order. Added to this, particularly…

£25 Congestion Charge for Chelsea Tractors

This month, the Mayor gave the green light to the proposed scheme on emissions related congestion charging. The scheme aims to discourage the use of the highest CO2 emitting cars…

Reasons to not forget the London Assembly elections

It’s been heartening to see the national press focus on the contest for London’s mayoralty, but we should not forget that on the same day the political make-up of the…

Lower Emissions Zone – Good News for Central Londoners

Having been born and raised in West Central London and living near the Edgware Road, I have always been concerned about the high levels of air pollution rates in my…