Tag Archives: Mayor of London

In the face of rising crime the Mayor cannot persist with his policy of cutting police numbers

Figures published this week show the impact the Mayor’s cuts to the police service have had at a local level. In the last two years the number of police officers based in the London boroughs has reduced from 20,599 in … Continue reading

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Guide to Major Welfare Reforms Being Introduced and Planned for Introduction

London is characterised by mixed and diverse communities. For me – and I suspect millions of other Londoners, it is what makes London a great city. These mixed and balanced communities are also a major contributor to London’s economic and … Continue reading

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Countdown for Housing

In London, no one can be unaware that we are in the midst of a housing crisis. So the Co-operative Housing (Tenure) Bill is timely and welcome. With supply at an all time low, spiralling private sector rents and home … Continue reading

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Earls Court’s Future in the Balance

Astonishingly, the Mayor just decided that the iconic Earls Court exhibition centre is no longer needed and should be demolished. This issue has attracted few column inches and little publicity. But, as a result of the Mayor’s response to the … Continue reading

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Putting the Record Straight: Time for the Mayor to Come Clean on Housing Figures

During last week’s Mayor’s Question Time (14 September) Boris Johnson double counted thousands of homes that will be delivered between 2008 and 2015. He claimed: “We are not only on course to achieve 50,000 new affordable homes during this mayoralty, … Continue reading

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Response from Richard Blakeway

Date: 7 September Dear Nicky Thank you for your letter. 54,000 completions refers to the four-year investment round, 2011/15. The GLA has been clear we are referring to this investment round, and this includes existing commitments as well. You will … Continue reading

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Mayor Caught Double Counting the Housing Numbers

Boris Johnson is notoriously light on detail. Whether it’s police numbers, crime stats or now, it seems, affordable housing, facts rarely get in the way of a good story. The national statistics watchdog even took the unusual step of publicly … Continue reading

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