Politics

Politics

From the state of your street to the school your child attends, politics plays a part in every aspect of West London life and the Get West London offer daily reporting and reaction to town hall decision-making and debate across the area as well as MPs activity in the constituencies.

MPs in bid to protect Hillingdon from 'disastrous impact' of air pollution

Hillingdon MPs debated issues with HS2 and a third runway at Heathrow Airport during a Westminster debate this week

Brentford by-election candidates on key campaign issues

A ballot box
Find out more about the five candidates vying for your vote on July 9

MP says ancestors who founded Cadbury would be 'shocked' by welfare cuts

Ruth Cadbury also raised concerns about A&E closures during her maiden speech in parliament

Labour and Conservatives clash over creation of new Cabinet position

Hammersmith town hall
Labour says the move is designed to save services and keep tax low, Conservatives say it is a waste of money

Brentford MP steps down from council, sparking by-election

Ruth Cadbury says MP role is a "full-time" one and it is "right" a new councillor is elected

Chelsea & Westminster 'merger' plans with West Middlesex criticised

The public do not know enough about the impact on clinical services and finances, board is told

Plans to move stroke services at St Mary's Hospital to Charing Cross

The interim move is being hailed as a "blow" to re-structuring plans, but NHS say it isn't

Cargiant site plans revealed: Thousands of new homes and jobs to be created

An early CGI showing Hythe Road Station Square
The public is being asked to comment on plans, which will include 9,000 new homes and see 8,000 jobs created

Five-year-olds in Hounslow 'being left behind'

"Shocking" figures show children on path to "a lifetime of inequality and denied opportunity"

Hounslow hosts first FGM conference

Council teams up with anti-FGM charity FORWARD to raise awareness ahead of high risk holiday season

Deadline extended to nominate favourite Hounslow business

Last chance to nominate your favourite business to be recognised at the 2015 Hounslow Business Awards

Health watchdogs in west London have budgets cut by up to half

Healthwatch England has demanded answers from councils, including Hounslow, Harrow and Ealing, about the scale of the cuts

Hounslow hosts first FGM conference

Council teams up with anti-FGM charity FORWARD to raise awareness ahead of high risk holiday season

Deadline extended to nominate favourite Hounslow business

Last chance to nominate your favourite business to be recognised at the 2015 Hounslow Business Awards

Solace centre users 'shocked and disappointed' by council decision

The Solace Centre was originally going to be closed by the council to reduce spending in the wake of cuts in government grant.

Ealing Council accused of 'sneakily' trying to issue more parking charges

Conservatives accuse Labour-run council of "sneaky way of trying to increase the number of parking penalty charges" but council claims that is "untrue"

Housing and benefits cheat jailed

The total value of the fraudulent gain attributed to Qayum over a six-year period was nearly £69,000

Hillingdon Business Expo: All you need to know about the event

Hillingdon Business Expo takes place at Brunel University on Thursday July 9

Traffic islands will cause 'chaos' on Ruislip road blighted by speeding

Residents want something to be done to stop speeding on their street, but say traffic islands will "hinder, not help" them

Hillingdon Council gets tough on 'beds in sheds' father and son

Father and son landlords who rented out illegal buildings in Hayes have been taken to court by Hillingdon Council using new powers

Other councils

Queen's Speech: Full list of 26 Bills and what they mean for you

David Cameron's agenda includes the HS2 Bill, allowing the government to begin work on phase 1 of the controversial high-speed rail link project

Everything you need to know for the State Opening of Parliament

The Queen is due to reveal what the government's going to do over the next year. Here's everything you need to know about what to expect

Boris Johnson answers Twitter questions in #askboris

Boris Johnson shows off sense of humour with Twitter Q&A #askboris and blames being a "weirdo" on his "genes and upbringing"

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Journalists

Salina Patel
Hounslow
Katherine Clementine
Uxbridge
Danya Bazaraa
Ealing
Goolistan Cooper
Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster
Nathan Spendelow
Harrow and Brent
Robert Cumber
Hounslow
Camilla Horrox
Ealing
Matt Lewis
Sports Reporter
Tom Moore
Sports Reporter
Tim Street
Deputy Sports Editor
Paul Warburton
Sports Reporter