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London Calling. The clash over the Tory candidate in London

London Calling. The clash over the Tory candidate in London

I’ve always found Shaun Bailey underwhelming and this report in The FT earlier on this week came as no surprise. The Conservative party’s candidate for next year’s delayed London mayoral election has lost the support of senior party officials and donors, with some keen to see him replaced by a prominent name such as former chancellor Sajid Javid. Shaun Bailey, a former youth worker and one of the party’s leading black figures, was selected to take on Labour mayor Sadiq…

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Some pretty grim polling in London for the Tories, Labour, and Sadiq Khan

Some pretty grim polling in London for the Tories, Labour, and Sadiq Khan

London Westminster voting intention: LAB: 48% (-7)CON: 26% (-7)LDEM: 15% (+6)GRN: 5% (+3)UKIP: 4% (+3) via @YouGov, 03 – 07 Seph/t @MileEndInst Chgs. w/ 2017 election result. — Britain Elects (@britainelects) September 10, 2018 Brexit, anti-Semitism, and crime all seem to be having an impact I think the collapse in the Tory and Lab vote shares is down to a mixture of Brexit not appealing to London and the anti-Semitism issues swirling around Labour. For me the most interesting aspect…

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Nearly two years before election day the Tory party is going to select their London Mayoral candidate this summer

Nearly two years before election day the Tory party is going to select their London Mayoral candidate this summer

Justine Greening into 12/1 second favourite to win the 2020 London Mayoral election.Sadiq Khan still hot favourite to be re-elected. pic.twitter.com/L79o9zTsZI — Ladbrokes Politics (@LadPolitics) June 1, 2018 Conservative Home reported earlier on this week that The Conservative candidate for mayor of London will be chosen this summer, during a three-month campaign culminating in a selection in time for the Party’s annual conference. The newly-agreed timetable provides for nominations in June, hustings and other campaigning during July and August, followed…

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Heidi Alexander: Could she be the LAB mayoral nominee in 2020 so Sadiq can return to the Commons to challenge Corbyn?

Heidi Alexander: Could she be the LAB mayoral nominee in 2020 so Sadiq can return to the Commons to challenge Corbyn?

There’s a fair bit of speculation doing the rounds about why ex-Lewisham E MP and former shadow health secretary, Heidi Alexander has quit her seat for a job with Sadiq Khan at City Hall. One theory that has been put to me is that she is being lined up as Labour’s candidate for the next London Mayoral election in 2020. This would free up Sadiq and allow him to seek a return to the Commons. Alexander has never been a…

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If Scotland has its own Secretary of State then so should London

If Scotland has its own Secretary of State then so should London

Graphic: The last two general election results in London via the BBC We were promised a New Year reshuffle.  In the end, it resembled not so much a game of musical chairs as musical statues, with only Justine Greening, Patrick McLoughlin and James Brokenshire falling over.  Theresa May was unable to impose herself more fully on her Cabinet.  The chief points of interest were in the adding of social care to the Secretary of State for Health’s remit and the…

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Don’t expect a Street Coronation in the West Midlands Mayoral election

Don’t expect a Street Coronation in the West Midlands Mayoral election

A look at the Mayoral elections betting ‘The young princes who now stride the parade ground with the confidence born of aristocratic schooling can never be afraid. They never have been. Like latter day Pushkins drilled in the elite academy of Brownian blitzkrieg, they are bursting with their sense of destiny.’  Is part of a text that will be studied throughout history as one of the great polemics of our era. Anyway, not withstanding there are a couple of mayoral…

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