Polling and demographic trends indicate dire results for Tories in the capital. Yet they are curiously bullish.
In several London boroughs, the number is due to rise. That will be costly and damaging to local democracy.
Our survey identified 15,875 of them. Many of these could be redeveloped to provide new homes.
Remember where we are; remember what has come down to us. Our unique heritage is there to be opened up.
The Government should legislate to make it illegal for estate agents to refuse to offer their services to people purely on the basis that they are in receipt of benefits.
The Conservative Government is also going to have to get back to its DNA – cutting taxes. Reductions for those on incomes below £45,000 would send a powerful signal.
It wasn’t just about antisemitism. The Conservatives pledged to maintain weekly bin collections. Labour did not.
I want to commend every single one of you that stood for council or campaigned in any way in this poll.
The results were a triumph of localism which confounded the pundits. But achieving wider home ownership is still a particular challenge in London.
How bad is the prognosis for urban Conservatism? Will there be a fightback outside of London? Will the Liberal Democrats show signs of life? Some potential clues.
Plus: May in trouble and Rudd in danger over Windrush. Corbyn stumbles. The pound rises. Local elections loom. And: the dignity of Neville Lawrence.
The capital isn’t a single political entity. Rather, it is still in some ways a Napoleon-of-Notting-Hill-style mass of small towns.