Boris Johnson’s victories showed we can win in a “Labour city” with someone whose excitement can cut through to the public.
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Syed Kamall: This time round, I’m not seeking to stand. But here’s an agenda for a Conservative Mayor of London.
Rather than “one size fits all” directives from City Hall we must allow local communities to have the chance to innovate.
The focus is on the choice of candidate. But the first consideration should be what the message should be and how it can be conveyed.
I’ll be putting my name forward as our candidate for Mayor and will use my mandate to argue with Government to change the law to save the lives of young Londoners.
The former Trade Minister has not just put Boris Johnson in a tight spot, but might have just made a high-profile entry into the race for his old job.
We will not win with a celebrity or career politician. That is why I am putting myself forward.
The candidate will be selected before the Party conference in September.
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.
Guy Senior: Labour councillors in Wandsworth vote against new libraries, new houses and a health centre
Over 60 per cent of the homes being built will be “affordable” under Khan’s definition. This is well above the usual target of 35 per cent – yet they still oppose.
Transport for the North can now set its own priorities and make its own plans – but Westminster must devolve more powers to allow it to reach its full potential.
The proposal is criticised for hitting the vulnerable and breaking an election pledge. Local transport schemes are also being hit.
Plans to give much more time for rank-and-file speeches may be why Khan and Burnham are having a hard time getting speaking slots.
We face the prospect of extinction in our nation’s capital if we do not take steps to arrest a decline that has been underway for some years.
It is doubtless bad manners to ask, on day two of his new job, what he will do next. But posing the question and trying to answer it is irresistible.
Promises have already been abandoned – on transport fares, housing, policing. Even trees.