Despite the mess the incumbent has made of it, having the chance to govern the greatest city in the World is an immense privilege and hugely worthwhile.
The Conservatives need a voice that is strong on our core principles of tackling crime and eliminating waste, but is also positive about building new homes and inspiring social cohesion.
The police are struggling with their old van-based and the patchy local council-provided CCTV coverage. The Notting Hill Carnival was a reminder of the challenges they face.
A Labour activist with an £85,000-per-annum sinecure left her unpaid Manchester counterpart to fight for British clubbing.
Khan is still relying on the baseload power the National Grid procures from reliable sources. It is the equivalent of championing veganism and yet privately starting each day with a full English.
We know that the Mayor’s bus route cuts are performative because we know he has better alternatives.
A box-ticking conformity means that officialdom is content if the process is followed – no matter how drab or expensive the outcome.
Extending the Ultra Low Emission Zone will impose a £12.50 daily charge on many who are not wealthy and who need to drive.
New high rises have wrecked the look and feel of our borough. People also see their hard-earned money wasted. They understand that things must change.
The subject has not yet been sufficiently studied, but there is clearly an affinity between the Hindu ethic and the spirit of conservatism.
With the average house price in London over £530,000, the problem of buying is beyond giving up avocado toast or the Netflix subscription.
The Conservatives gained seven seats there – Labour are down one, the Lib Dems down three and the independents down three.
The focus must be on the best person to cut crime. That is the way to restore confidence. Other issues are a distraction.