Conservative lawmaker Zac Goldsmith, a vocal opponent of the expansion of Heathrow Airport, announces his resignation from parliament after Britain’s government backed the $22 billion project.
I’m proud of the campaign we fought and the fact that we won almost one million votes at an election when most commentators in the media predicted a very low turnout. Continue reading
Sadiq Khan begins first full day as mayor of London after a landslide victory. Far right candidate, Paul Golding, turned his back on Khan as he gave his victory speech after becoming the first Muslim to head a major Western capital.
It’s just hours until the polls open to elect my successor as Mayor of London.
But before they do, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all Londoners for the immense privilege of allowing me to be your Mayor over the last 8 years.
Being your Mayor has been a massive, massive honour for me. But the most important thing now is that everything that’s good that we’ve done – and tried to do – in this city is taken forward.
And I have to tell you there’s only one candidate at this election that I think is able to do that. And that is Zac Goldsmith.
Zac is an extraordinary politician. He’s absolutely rigid in his environmental principles. He’ll do a superb job in bringing our city together and in taking it forward. And he’s the only guy at this election who can do the deals with central government that will give us the funding that we need.
So if you think London has been going in broadly the right direction, if you think our great city has still got further to go, then I hope very much that you’ll support Zac Goldsmith tomorrow, and make Greater London greater still.
Labour candidate Sadiq Khan favourite to win London’s mayoral election after a campaign marked by mud-slinging and accusations of racism.
An eco-squat camp joins forces with local villagers to protest the expansion of Heathrow airport, Europe’s busiest aviation hub, as Britain awaits a decision by Prime Minister David Cameron.