Heidi Alexander quits MP role to be London Deputy Mayor

Some big news from me: I have today agreed to become the Deputy Mayor (Transport) for @sadiqkhan. This is a huge job with a massive impact on the life, health and economy of London. I will be leaving Parliament after 8 incredible years. pic.twitter.com/Gz4vxJAkzx— Heidi Alexander (@heidi_mp) May 8, 2018 Heidi Alexander is standing down ...

Bye Bullock, Enter Egan

The people of Lewisham have chosen Damien Egan as their new Mayor.Our first ever directly elected Mayor, Steve Bullock, stood down after 16 years of sterling service to make way for a new candidate. Voters duly installed the next Labour candidate. The full results are as follows:Councillor Damien Egan - Labour Party - 39951 votes ...

Labour selects Egan for Lewisham Mayor

Ladies and gentlemen, your new Mayor will be Damien Egan. Young, socially-savvy and idealistic, Egan will represent a major change in style - and possibly substance - with the outgoing Mayor Bullock.Congratulations @damienegan, selected as Labour's candidate to be Mayor of Lewisham pic.twitter.com/nq7F1sAXT4— London Labour (@LondonLabour) September 20, 2017 

Five to Rule Them All: Labour members choose our Mayor

Heavy is the head that wears the crownThe election that will determine the next Mayor of Lewisham has entered its final leg.Five Labour candidates are currently vying for their party's nomination, which will guarantee that they replace Mayor Bullock when he stands down at the end of this term. Voting closes on September 19th.Although it ...

New Cross Night Tube from December

The current Night Tube serviceIt's been heavily teased, but TfL have now confirmed that a 'Night Tube' service will be coming to the East London Line, stopping tantalisingly-close to Brockley. Until now, Canada Water was the closest station on offer. The Standard reports:The capital’s 24-hour transport network was expanded again today after it was announced the ...

Lewisham is the new Hull

The Mayor of London has taken a leaf out of the national government's book, who in turn nicked the idea from the EU. Sadiq Khan is launching a search for the first ever London Borough of Culture.This shouldn't even be a competition. Bullock must bring it home for the borough. The release says:A huge celebration ...

TfL plan to take control of South London trains includes new Brockley hub

TfL's vision for its expanded empireMayor Khan today presented the Secretary of State for Transport with the business case for the further devolution of London’s suburban rail services to Transport for London (TfL) and a plan, which includes a potential interchange between Brockley Station and the upper line which has been earmarked to reopen as ...

TfL reiterates support for Bakerloo extension in Khan era

Sadiq Khan has signalled that his mayoralty remains committed to the Bakerloo Line extension through New Cross and Lewisham. In TfL's recently-published annual report, the project gets its own double page spread, which says:Work has started on building a case to extend the Bakerloo line into southeast London. If the Government gives the project the ...

Mayor considers Ultra Low Emissions Zone for the South Circular

London's planned Ultra Low Emissions Zone could be expanded to cover the South Circular (which grazes the bottom of Greater Brockley as it travels through Catford and Forest Hill).The new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced today that he will launch a formal policy consultation on a major package of measures to tackle air ...

Khan vs Goldsmith – Boris’ last flop

Tomorrow, Sadiq Khan will comfortably beat Zac Goldsmith in the race to become Mayor of London. Lewisham voters will back the Labour candidate in their droves. So it is written.In their lacklustre manifestos we can see Boris’ true legacy. During his eight years of grandstanding to no great effect, we forgot that the Mayor matters. ...