London Assembly

Concerns raised over TFL deal with Emirates airline for Thames cable car

By Marcus Dysch, July 16, 2013

Transport for London is facing criticism over its sponsorship deal with Emirates airline for a major cable car project in the capital.

Details of the contract show that TfL must abide by United Arab Emirates rules on having no ties to Israel or Israeli businesses.

Amir Ofek, spokesman at the Israeli Embassy in London, said the case raised "serious concerns".


Fears that BNP will run Stoke

By Dana Gloger, June 13, 2008

Anti-fascists are concerned that the British National Party (BNP) could control Stoke-on-Trent City Council within the next three years, following its gains in last month’s elections.

The party’s most notorious success in May’s local and London elections was Richard Barnbrook’s seat on the London Assembly, but it also made substantial gains elsewhere.


Relief as extremists fail to make big gains

By Dana Gloger, May 9, 2008

The British National Party won one seat on the London Assembly in last week’s elections, but did not make the large-scale gains nationally or in the capital that some had feared.

Richard Barnbrook, 47, the party’s mayoral candidate, took 5.3 per cent of the vote, giving him a seat on the assembly. Candidates needed five per cent of the overall vote to win a seat.

There had been fears that the BNP could win two or even three seats on the London Assembly.


The BNP victory is a calamity

By Daniel Finkelstein, May 9, 2008

The election of the BNP to the London Assembly threatens clear thinking across the political board


I sent this one-word text message to a member of the Tory high command as the results from the local elections came in and it became apparent that what had seemed almost impossible a few months ago had come to pass — Boris Johnson would be the next mayor of London.

“I think you mean cripes!” came the reply.


Far right targets Essex with 625 candidates

By Dana Gloger, April 11, 2008

The British National Party is fielding around 150 candidates in South East constituencies in next month’s local and mayoral elections. It also has 10 candidates seeking election to the London Assembly, as well as a mayoral candidate, Richard Barnbrook.