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Sadiq Khan bags record third term as London mayor – POLITICO

The London mayor’s victory follows a bruising campaign against Hall, who was selected ahead of more high-profile Tory candidates including former London Minister Paul Scully. Hall’s candidacy generated controversy after she liked tweets praising the late right-wing politician Enoch Powell and some containing Islamophobic abuse towards Khan, a practicing Muslim. On the eve of polling […]

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More mayoral losses for Sunak following day of council defeats

Rishi Sunak is in the midst of another difficult day, as more mayoral races were called – with more wins for Labour. Labour mayoral candidates were re-elected in South Yorkshire (Oliver Coppard) and Liverpool (Steve Rotheram) on Saturday, after the Conservatives were trounced in the first day of local election results. The party has suffered […]

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Susan Hall vies against Sadiq Khan in London Mayoral election

Local election results so far demonstrate Rishi Sunak has “very little to show” for his efforts to recover the Conservative brand following Liz Truss’s premiership, Sir John Curtice said. The election expert told the BBC: “There is nothing in these results to suggest contrary to the opinion polls that the Conservatives are actually beginning to […]

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Brussels mayor gives Europe’s hard-right a free hit before EU election – POLITICO

Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Amichai Chikli, from the hard-right governing Likud party, compared what he described as the tyrannical woke agenda as another kind of totalitarianism, sitting alongside jihadist terror. “They are hiding behind so-called liberal values but the nature of this movement is anti-liberal,” he told POLITICO.  Captive audience Over two days, the […]

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What London’s mayor learned when he took on the cars – POLITICO

It looked like group therapy. One late summer day, Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, sat with a group of faith leaders and clean-air campaigners in a small circle in the near-empty hall of a suburban church. The moment was meant to be one of celebration, for Khan and for London. He was marking the […]

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan defies Labour line with call for Gaza cease-fire – POLITICO

LONDON — Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on Friday urged a cease-fire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas — putting him directly at odds with his party’s leader, Keir Starmer. As the directly elected mayor of London, Khan is one of the opposition party’s most prominent figures, and his comments come amid mounting pressure […]

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Birmingham city council declared bankruptcy. UK’s second-largest city’s situation explained | #citycouncil

England’ second largest city Birmingham’s city council on 5 September, declared itself bankrupt, putting a pause on all spending except essential ones. The Birmingham city council issued a 114 notice last Tuesday, thereby joining a string of local authorities, which include Woking, Croydon, and Thurrock, that have announced it did not have the resources to […]

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