London mayoral elections

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.


Khan says yes to plan to honour Shoah hero

By Naomi Firsht, March 23, 2016

Labour's candidate for London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has said he would lead efforts to name a street after Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton if elected to City Hall.

Mr Khan said that it was "right and fitting" that Sir Nicholas should be commemorated in the city where he was born.


Zac Goldsmith asked to apologise over comparing pig farms to Auschwitz

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2016

The Conservative candidate to be London Mayor, Zac Goldsmith, has been criticised by a Labour MP for past remarks in which he compared the conditions on pig farms to Auschwitz.

Mr Goldsmith, said he would only eat organic meat and remarked on the state of slaughtered pigs which he said were “riddled with tumours”.


Sadiq Khan will make tackling antisemitism a top priority for London police

By Marcus Dysch, March 9, 2016

Labour’s London mayor candidate Sadiq Khan has pledged to make tackling antisemitism a key priority for the police if he is elected.

Launching his manifesto on Wednesday morning, Mr Khan said he would stand up to prejudice and hatred.

Rising incidences of Jew-hate in the capital were a concern, he said.


Sadiq Khan – 'Why I changed my mind about boycotts'

By Marcus Dysch, March 8, 2016

Labour’s London mayor candidate Sadiq Khan has explained why he switched from lobbying for sanctions against Israel to opposing boycotts of the country.

The JC revealed yesterday that Mr Khan had repeatedly called on ministers to impose sanctions in 2009, despite using his campaign for City Hall to claim he had consistently opposed such moves.