London Mayor

Sadiq Khan boosts party morale as Corbyn forgets his lines at PLP meeting

9 May 2016 20:44

Although Labour MPs have been encouraged not to brief what happens at meetings of the PLP to lurking journalists, Jeremy Corbyn’s…

Jemima Khan distances herself from her brother’s mayoral bid: ‘sad that Zac’s campaign did not reflect who I know him to be’

6 May 2016 22:44

Following Thursday’s elections, Sadiq Khan is on course to be the new mayor of London, with his rival Zac Goldsmith trailing a distant…

May 2016 elections: The Spectator guide

4 May 2016 18:38

Britain goes to the polls this week, as electoral contests take place in London, Scotland, Wales and across England. They’re…

George Galloway’s battle bus fails to rally the troops

14 April 2016 16:13

George Galloway has stepped up his London mayoral campaign today by taking his battle bus down Whitehall. In an attempt…

Revealed: Zac Goldsmith’s record of failure

2 April 2016 11:00

In March, Zac Goldsmith was named the most ‘pro-business‘ London mayoral candidate in a ComRes poll. According to the survey, 65…

Sadiq Khan’s pledge to tackle Labour anti-Semitism hits a bump in the road

21 March 2016 13:43

Since Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, the party has been dogged by rumours of anti-semitism in certain factions of…

Morrissey is ‘considering’ standing for Mayor of London

7 March 2016 19:13

For those uninspired by the current London mayoral race, there is still hope that things will get more interesting. Morrissey, the Heaven…

Sadiq Khan threatens crackdown on Uber, saying allowing its taxis was a ‘mistake’

1 March 2016 11:22

The worldwide Uber debate is quite helpful in that it forces politicians to answer a simple question: are you for…

George Galloway on Seumas Milne: ‘he’s my closest friend’

23 November 2015 8:47

Since Jeremy Corbyn was elected as Labour leader, the party has struggled to put on a united front. In fact, MPs…

Jeremy Corbyn appears to endorse Diane Abbott for London Mayor (again)

6 August 2015 13:39

Last week Diane Abbott was caught in a sticky situation after her campaign sent out a text to supporters that…

Ivan Massow: Was Section 28 the reason the Tories did not pick me for mayor?

29 July 2015 11:59

Over the weekend, CCHQ selected the four Tory candidates for London mayor who will proceed to an open primary in September.…

Friends reunited: how George Galloway hopes to ‘work closely’ with Jeremy Corbyn

28 July 2015 11:45

Things could start to get very strange indeed if Jeremy Corbyn is successful in his bid to be the next…

First rule of campaigning: Don’t get the voter’s name wrong

1 July 2015 10:25

Syed Kamall’s bid to be the Tory candidate in the race to be the next Mayor of London has not…

Zac Goldsmith is leading a group of rebel MPs on homeowners' development rights. Picture: Getty

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.…

Zac Goldsmith was one of a number of Tory MPs to criticise Maria Miller this morning. He said he was surprised she hadn't resigned.

Is Zac Goldsmith too posh to run for Mayor of London?

6 June 2015 11:30

Given that Zac Goldsmith once likened the possibility of himself running for City Hall to ‘a suicide mission‘, it comes…

Which London mayoral hopeful has a ‘plethora of erotic art’?

21 May 2015 16:27

With Ivan Massow currently vying to be the next Mayor of London, the businessman released a campaign video this week…

Sol Campbell: It’s time to increase MPs’ salaries

28 February 2015 8:30

This week Sol Campbell was named as a bookies’ favourite to be the next Tory candidate for Kensington after Sir Malcolm Rifkind stepped…

Why does the skin colour of London’s next Mayor matter one toss, Margaret Hodge?

9 February 2015 18:30

Shocking news belatedly reaches me that the Labour MP Margaret Hodge has pulled out of the race to become the…

Another Mayor Johnson?

18 May 2012 14:07

The 2012 London mayoral election may barely have finished, but already there’s speculation as to who might run — and…

The View from City Hall

5 May 2012 12:30

Yesterday evening, I was at City Hall in London to watch the Mayoral proceedings unfold. While the evening delivered the…