Boris Johnson (left) and MP Zac Goldsmith, who has been chosen as the Conservative Party's candidate to run for London mayor in 2016.

Zac Goldsmith is the Tory candidate for London Mayor. But is he too posh to push?

2 October 2015 11:16

As expected, Zac Goldsmith has won the Conservative nomination for next year’s Mayor of London race with a sweeping 71…

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Cabbies storm London City Hall over Uber row

16 September 2015 17:56

Boris Johnson’s war with black cab drivers stepped up a notch today. His monthly Mayor’s Question Time session was abruptly…

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Ukip wars: Party’s London MEP blasts ‘undemocratic’ Mayoral and GLA selections

1 September 2015 15:38

Ukip’s selection procedure for its London Assembly and Mayoral candidates is ‘undemocratic’, the party’s own MEP for London has told Coffee House.…

The Evening Standard's Labour mayoral hustings at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

Could a row with Uber be taxi for a London mayoral candidate?

27 August 2015 16:48

One of the striking things about the contest in Labour for the mayoral candidacy is how many of the candidates…

Andy Burnham addressing at Q&A at St Pancras Parish Church in London, 24 August 2015.

An evening with Andy Burnham and his conventional Labour supporters

24 August 2015 22:10

Andy Burham’s rally this evening had only one similarity with Jeremy Corbyn’s last week: it was held in a place…

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National Busking Day is an insult to real buskers

16 July 2015 15:53

This Saturday is National Busking Day, a series of events across the country proving that Britain’s arts establishment just don’t…


We need a Campaign to Protect Urban England

10 July 2015 16:02

If a political subject is inconvenient to both Left and Right then the chances are that it won’t get addressed,…

Zac Goldsmith and Boris Johnson attend a rally against the Heathrow expansion. Photo: Getty Images.

Constituents give Zac Goldsmith ‘permission’ to run for Mayor of London

23 June 2015 13:39

Zac Goldsmith is in the race to be the Tory candidate for Mayor of London. After announcing his intention to seek the…

Syed Kamall is vying to be the Tory candidate in the London mayoral election

Syed Kamall enters race to be Tory Mayor of London candidate

19 June 2015 18:03

Syed Kamall, the Conservative leader in the European Parliament, has entered the race to be the party’s Mayor of London candidate. The…

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Why so many senior Tories want Zac Goldsmith to run for mayor

7 June 2015 11:36

Over the last few weeks, a string of senior Tories have urged Zac Goldsmith to run for Mayor of London.…

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George Galloway’s presence will spice up the London mayoral campaign

28 May 2015 15:40

George Galloway’s announcement on Twitter this afternoon that he is standing for London Mayor hasn’t surprised many, given he suggested…


Boris Johnson makes his first intervention in the House of Commons

27 May 2015 17:13

Boris has finally spoken. Intervening on his Tory colleague Cheryl Gillan, who was complaining about a lack of funding for…


Picture exclusive: James Bond crew take to the Thames to film for Spectre

17 May 2015 22:01

Forget the riveting excitement of the Labour leadership contest, Westminster was shut down on Sunday night for a different type…

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London can be Blue again

14 May 2015 17:32

In the midst of a glorious election night for the Conservatives on 7 May, London stubbornly resisted the swing across…

Boris Johnson and Peter Hendy

God bless Peter Hendy. We all know London’s commuter services are awful

23 April 2015 18:05

Anyone who has spent some time travelling on Southeastern’s packed-to-bursting commuter lines – elbows in the back and heads tucked…

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Revealed: Why the Tories have a big London problem

22 April 2015 9:42

This afternoon something rare will happen in this election campaign. David Cameron will campaign in London. While bus-ing and jetting all around…


Is London’s ‘diversity’ to blame for its ‘unprogressive’ views on homosexuality?

19 March 2015 18:41

I have been most interested in recent posts here by Alex Massie and Matthew Parris.  Here is a poll which…

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Is Ian Katz plotting a return to ‘snooooozepapers’?

16 March 2015 15:34

With Katharine Viner guaranteed a final round interview to be the next Guardian editor-in-chief after winning a staff ballot, rumours are circulating that…

Scotland Prepares For The Independence Vote

Yes, Scotland does receive an unfair share of public spending. Probably

11 March 2015 18:04

Gulp. But what about England? That’s one of the questions to be asked in the aftermath of the latest Scottish…

Repossessions Continue To Increase Due To Economic Downturn

Suburban legends: Why London’s property boom seems set to help Labour win seats

3 March 2015 13:02

Economists have for some time spoken of a ‘great inversion’ of London, whereby property price hikes in inner London, often…

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Kirstie Allsopp comes to Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s defence

24 February 2015 12:21

Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s decision to stand down as the MP for Kensington at the next election after a ‘cash for access’…

A photo of Shamima Begum, one of the missing schoolgirls (Photo: Laura Lean/Getty)

Should we actually be worried about the Syria-bound schoolgirls?

23 February 2015 9:42

Are you terribly worried about those three London ‘schoolgirls’ who have gone off to fight for the Islamic State in…

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Dippygate: Natural History Museum’s diplodocus sacrificed on the commercial altar

18 February 2015 17:23

There was outcry last month when it was announced that ‘Dippy the Diplodocus’ is to be removed from the Natural…

Ivan Massow attended the Tory Black & White ball

Tory Black & White Ball tempts Nancy Dell’Olio into politics

14 February 2015 10:00

One of the more glamorous attendees of this week’s Tory Black and White ball was Nancy Dell’Olio. The former girlfriend…

The latest polls suggest the SNP will take 55 of Scotland's 59 seats

The implosion of Scottish Labour means the battle for Britain has only just begun

4 February 2015 14:02

Gordon Brown is holding an adjournment debate on the union this evening, which comes after an Ashcroft poll which shows…