“So there’s no doubt, we are the underdog. But the point is, the Mayor’s record is so terrible it’s allowed us an opportunity.
Many of those Londoners who self identify as being on the Left also back key Conservative policies.
Chris Pincher, the new appointee, must stay in the post for the rest of this Parliament. It’s the only way that a strategy can be implemented properly.
Tagging offenders, and the provision of work programmes, can rescue those at risk of being lost to a path from which they will find it difficult to return.
He has repeatedly shown that he is not interested in governing and making the difficult choices this entails. Instead he prefers playing to the gallery.
Showing that the current Mayor is failing is not enough. A strong alternative must be put forward.
I am deeply honoured to have been elected Leader of the Conservative Group, on the London Assembly, at an extraordinarily important juncture.
People who aspire to own their own homes move out of London to where property is cheaper.
Do not mistake the current intolerance of pro-European voices for power: it is a sign of the brittle fragility of a current leadership which is running out of options fast.
At first glance, his quest for the city’s mayoralty as an independent is merely eccentric. But it is also a logical next step for an ambitious man who is above all a soloist.