We also need to accept that boroughs have different needs. Outer London is poorly served by public transport.
If a mainstream candidate is needed, when next the Conservative leadership is contested, in order to stop some more ideological figure such as Kemi Badenoch, it is just possible that Cleverly might fit the bill.
Every major electoral reform for the past two hundred years has been heralded as the death knell of Toryism. Instead our party adapted – and thrived.
House price growth is driving many Londoners to move out. The Mayor is failing to respond to this – or to the other challenges we face.
His one consistent position over the last five years has been an abject loathing of the car and the motorist.
The bill for TfL staff working on trade union activities has nearly doubled under him to £8.7 million.
A lack of accountability allowed a black hole to be created in Transport for London’s budget. Planning decisions are made in secret.
The reduced service Transport for London is providing is just not sufficient for essential workers to travel across the city safely.
One of the architects of the famous Tory victory in Wandsworth in 1978, he never stopped campaigning in the borough.
Promises regarding an inquiry into Islamophobia have come to nought and so we continue to find ourselves unable to respond to criticism with a clear name.
Many of those who self-identify as being on the Left also back key Conservative policies.
Most don’t even mention knife crime. Instead they boast of endorsements from far left groups.
He has repeatedly shown that he is not interested in governing and making the difficult choices this entails. Instead he prefers playing to the gallery.
We need to adapt to the changing circumstances. More of our support is coming from less affluent areas in the capital.
I am deeply honoured to have been elected Leader of the Conservative Group, on the London Assembly, at an extraordinarily important juncture.