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Space Bus Stop

Assembly Member steps in to help The Space Theatre

April 11th, 2014

The Space Theatre on Westferry Road is celebrating TfL’s decision to change their mind and add the Theatre’s name to the bus stop outside the Theatre, inboard bus announcements and local bus maps. The former church building dates back to...

MOPAC eviction

Residents set for eviction by Mayor petition City Hall

April 10th, 2014

Residents, who are facing eviction from their Met Police owned homes, came to City...

A&E

A&Es in Havering and Redbridge under strain following closures

April 8th, 2014

New figures have revealed the increasing strain London’s Accident and Emergency...

Housing crisis

Mayor’s housing plan “woefully inadequate”

April 2nd, 2014

Today (Wednesday) the London Assembly will question the Mayor on his new Housing...

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London’s Housing Crisis: does Europe hold the answers?

March 31st, 2014

Today (Monday) people from across London are invited to join a debate about how the...

Rent rise map

Average London rents to top £1,600 by end of Mayor’s term

March 7th, 2014

New research on private sector rent levels shows that, at the current rate of rent...

Affordable Housing

Mayor challenged on affordable housing failure

February 26th, 2014

Boris Johnson will today be directly challenged on his failure to use his full affordable...

Chamber

Response to the Mayor’s Draft Housing Strategy

February 18th, 2014

Yesterday I submitted a response to the Mayor's Draft Housing Strategy on behalf...

Tenancy Agreement

Boris Johnson refuses to take action on Private Rented Housing

February 17th, 2014

At Friday’s Greater London Authority final Budget meeting the Mayor of London,...

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Estate Agents

Vast swathes of London are becoming unaffordable even to those on “good” incomes

April 2nd, 2014

Barely a week goes by without a news story about overseas buyers snapping up London property. London housing has been described as a global reserve currency, with many seeing it as a safe place to park their money. There are anecdotal reports...

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We need to turn the landlord’s house into the tenant’s home

March 19th, 2014

Do you live in London and rent your home from a private landlord? I say “your home”...

Construction

We need Homes for London

February 3rd, 2014

When it comes to housing, the Greater London Authority lives very much in the shadow...

Lambeth Council Housing

Right to Buy is making the housing crisis worse. Here’s how to reform it

January 15th, 2014

In October 1980, Margaret Thatcher’s first Housing Act as Prime Minister introduced...

Monarchy

Where’s the outrage about the monarchy’s extravagant expenses?

November 6th, 2013

There's quite a view from the chamber in City Hall where the London assembly meets...

Monarchy

Spare us the sycophancy

October 23rd, 2013

Every so often we are subjected to the stomach churning spectacle of Members of Parliament...

Estate Agents

Action on Help to Buy is too little too late

September 30th, 2013

The chancellor George Osborne announced on Friday that the Bank of England’s Financial...

Affordable Housing

Spineless Tories refuse to stand up to the mayor over affordable housing

September 6th, 2013

On Tuesday the London Assembly had a unique opportunity to vote down the Mayor of...

Classroom

Leave homophobia to Speaker’s Corner: don’t teach it in schools

August 27th, 2013

During the Equal Marriage debate we heard much from opponents of equality about how...

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