Listen to Johnson for any length of time and it becomes clear that his time as Mayor of London has had a profound impact on his politics.
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TonY Devonish is the London Assembly member for London West Central and a member of Westminster City Council representing the Knightsbridge and Belgravia Ward.Follow @
Local issues matter. We are delivering good schools, housing and local services while achieving value for money.
Talk of being “cut to the bone” is nonsense. Here are some challenges councillors should be making about unnecessary spending.
Demands for billions of pounds for extra adult social care spending lack credibility given the continued profligate spending in our town halls.
Tony Devenish: To win in the capital, Conservatives need policies that show we are on Londoners’ side
My polling shows how a Tory candidate for Mayor of London could use a consumer-led approach to politics – as Margaret Thatcher did.
Let’s have someone with a Dick Whittington “upwardly mobile” life story to inspire Londoners with a message of sunlit uplands positivity.
We need a Council Tax cut for the young, financed by forced sales of municipal land to boost the number of new homes.
Too many Conservative councils are being passive on this key challenge – while sitting on vast supplies of surplus land.
Here are the five key messages each Conservative borough needs to get across.
Has the Council really done all it can in ‘sweating’ its large property assets ?
But Stamp Duty continues to constrain the supply of housing in the capital.
You are only likely to be a household name in your own household.
Newly-hired public servants earning more than £60,000 per annum should be on fixed term three year contracts.