London mayoral elections

Meet the Israel-loving friendly face of Ukip

By Sandy Rashty, April 27, 2016

When Ukip's London mayoral candidate attended a Jewish hustings event, he did not expect a warm reception.

Peter Whittle, 55, thought negative perceptions of his right-wing party would stop him being listened to, as they have in the past.


The cannabis candidate seeking electoral high

By Sandy Rashty, April 21, 2016

Lee Eli Harris is the only Jewish candidate in the running to be the next Mayor of London.

At the age of 79, he is also the oldest among the 12 candidates. And he is certainly the only candidate calling for greater freedom to smoke dope as a major part of his platform.


Once for Labour, now for Zac? London's Jewish community could turn Tory

By The JC Blog, April 20, 2016

Analysis and views from the JC reporters

Zac Goldsmith was running forty minutes late for his tour around Golders Green over the weekend.

The Conservative candidate for Mayor of London in next month’s election, Mr Goldsmith, whose grandfather Frank was Jewish, spent last Sunday touring north-west London with lobby group Conservative Friends of Israel.


Tory mayor candidate Zac Goldsmith samples falafel in Golders Green

By Sandy Rashty, April 17, 2016

The Conservative candidate for London mayor Zac Goldsmith said he had “lots of delicious food” during a tour across north-west London with lobby-group Conservative Friends of Israel today.

Mr Goldsmith, who is hoping to succeed Boris Johnson at next month’s election, started the sunny Sunday morning in Edgware before heading to Golders Green.


From Center Parcs to City Hall for Caroline?

By Sandy Rashty, April 14, 2016

The Liberal Democrat candidate to be Mayor of London does not want to talk details - at least those directly affecting the Jewish community.

Over coffee at the party's Westminster office, Caroline Pidgeon is happy to discuss her plans for more affordable housing, childcare and apprenticeships.


The woman who wants to change politics

By Charlotte Oliver, April 14, 2016

Women should have the same opportunities as men. The idea is hardly radical. But, as Jacquelyn Guderley points out, there is a big difference between what "should" be a reality, and what actually is – and she plans to do something about it.


Mayor of London candidates outline plans for capital at Jewish hustings

By Marcus Dysch, April 5, 2016

The leading candidates in the race to be the next mayor of London have outlined their views on issues including rising antisemitism and faith schools during the only Jewish hustings of the campaign.

Front-runners Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate, and Labour's Sadiq Khan were on the five-strong panel at the JW3 centre in north-west London.


Zac Goldsmith promises to keep London’s Jews secure if elected mayor

By Marcus Dysch, April 4, 2016

Zac Goldsmith, the Conservative candidate to be the next mayor of London, has pledged to protect the capital’s Jewish community if he is elected next month.


Sadiq Khan enjoys 'positive walkabout' in Golders Green

By Simon Rocker, April 3, 2016

Labour’s London Mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan enjoyed an amicable walkabout around Golders Green today as supporters sought to put recent tensions between the party and the Jewish community in the background.


Sian Berry: Standing firm against faith schools

By Sandy Rashty, March 31, 2016

Siân Berry has very little chance of being elected London Mayor in May.

This week, the bookies rated the Green party candidate's chances at just 150-1, leaving her trailing behind Labour's Sadiq Khan, Zac Goldsmith of the Conservatives, George Galloway of Respect and the Liberal Democrats' Caroline Pidgeon - but a margin above Ukip representative Peter Whittle.