Category Archives: Politics

The Role of the London Mayor- Who, What, and Why?

One of the newest, but well-respected, positions in the UK political system, the Mayor of London, is now over two decades old, but many people who don’t live in the nation’s capital are unlikely to know the importance of the role, or what the Mayor does

Luisa Porritt: BBC must empty chair the Mayor

Lib Dem candidate for Mayor of London, Luisa Porritt, has called on the BBC to ’empty chair’ Sadiq Khan, and any other withdrawn candidate, following confirmation he has pulled out of BBC Politics London’s scheduled Mayoral debate. This Sunday, a four-way Mayoral debate was due

Rail travel vouchers extended for passengers

Rail passengers with unused travel vouchers have been given extra time to redeem them to ensure they are not left out of pocket from COVID related restrictions. Thousands of passengers with Rail Travel Vouchers which have expired or are due to expire between 20 October


The race to become London mayor on May 6 became headline news for millions of TV viewers in Eastern Europe this week – thanks to the Bulgarian wife of one of the runners. Independent candidate and broadcaster Brian Rose, the bookies’ second-favourite, is married to Mariana Aleksieva

Luisa Porritt: HMIC Report on Clapham Vigil policing eroding public trust

Responding to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report on the policing of the Clapham Vigil, Luisa Porritt, Liberal Democrat candidate for Mayor of London, said: “Police officers kneeling on young womens’ backs. Peaceful protestors manhandled with excessive force. We all saw what happened and