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Fireworks

Boris Johnson urged to explain New Years Eve fireworks ticket fiasco

September 30th, 2014

Labour London Assembly Member Tom Copley has called on Boris Johnson to explain why tickets for the London New Year’s Eve fireworks display were being resold by online ticket touts for up to £500 each; fifty-times their face value of £10....

Carpenters estate

Statement on the Focus E15 mums

September 29th, 2014

Commenting on the situation faced by the Focus E15 mums in Newham, London Assembly...

Boris Johnson

Boris accused of abandoning pledge on community housing

September 19th, 2014

London Assembly Labour Group Housing Spokesperson Tom Copley AM has accused London...

Boris Johnson

Boris refuses to rule out Tory leadership bid while Mayor

September 17th, 2014

Boris Johnson today refused to rule out seeking to become Conservative Party leader...

55 Broadway

Statement on the proposed redevelopment of TfL’s 55 Broadway offices

September 15th, 2014

Responding to TfL's proposals to redevelop their 55 Broadway offices into housing with...

Tenancy

Assembly welcomes ‘Renters’ manifesto’

September 10th, 2014

The London Assembly today called on the Mayor to respond to the 'Renters manifesto',...

Police

43 unfilled police officer vacancies across Redbridge according to new figures

September 9th, 2014

Forces in Redbridge face an 8% vacancy rate; Vacancies leave Redbridge without...

Boris Johnson

Boris sitting on millions of affordable housing funding

August 14th, 2014

Figures published today show that the Mayor of London has yet to spend almost £400m...

Chamber

Annual Report to Londoners 2013-14

August 13th, 2014

Over the past year I have continued to focus most strongly on housing, which is the...

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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...

Tenancy

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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