Finding home ownership unaffordable means that many Conservatives have abandoned the capital.
Posts Tagged: Zac Goldsmith MP
Profile: Carrie Symonds, experienced Tory adviser turned Prime Ministerial consort – loyal to her friends, detested by her enemies
She may appear to present a softer target than he does, but she has never been afraid of fighting her corner.
Showing that the current Mayor is failing is not enough. A strong alternative must be put forward.
Sunder Katwala: Childcare, not Kashmir. Neither Narendra Modi nor Imran Khan are candidates in this election.
Treat claims of a communalist election with suspicion. The evidence suggests that ethnic minority voters prioritise domestic issues over foreign policy ones.
Plus: There are some promotions which are inexplicable, too; and how fast can Jo Swinson get from Brecon to Edinburgh?
Such an appointment would represent a degree of belated justice for the former Treasurer who was poorly treated by Cameron and Feldman.
Here’s our best stab at who is voting for whom, and this list will be updated each morning, as the contest continues.
Zac Goldsmith: I switched to voting for this flawed deal because it is now the only route available to leave the EU
Some Leavers voted against as a way to get No Deal. But hardcore Remainers voted against as a way to stop Brexit. They can’t both be right.
Philip Davies, a famously long-standing and committed Brexiteer, is among their number.
Ross Ewing: Let’s face it. In practice, Chope was wrong about this FGM Bill. But in principle, his broader point is right.
The Christchurch MP opposes unscrutinised laws making the statute book. If Ministers are so keen on this measure, they should take it up themselves.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.
Whatever the answer may be, the Prime Minister gives no indication that such refuge will be offered.
Khan is hanging around City Hall, waiting for the Labour leadership to turn up. London can do better.
I’ve already voted for Boff as the Conservative candidate. Sometimes I suspect that he knows even more about the capital than Peter Ackroyd.
He has the ideas to take the Capital forward. One great example is his plan to put one thousand extra police officers on the streets by cutting waste in City Hall.
Georgie Callé: How I lost nine stone. And the missing element in the obesity debate – the role of mental health.
I was able to lose weight because I finally found a way to overcome the problems that plagued me since childhood.