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.

London Assembly member accuses government of 'stealing' £90m for new council homes

Dr Sahota has called on the Government to return the funding to the council to enable them to build the homes which are "so desperately needed"

Ealing Lib Dem leader welcomes Tim Farron as face of party

Tim Farron has been elected the new leader of the Liberal Democrats
The party leader gave a "charismatic" speech as he was voted into his new role

Fox hunting: What's your MP's views on the ban?

Want to know if your MP supports the fox hunting ban or wants to see it repealed? Use our gadget to find out their views on the controversial subject

Ex-Kensington MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind still has access to Parliament - despite stepping down

The former MP is one of 381 ex-politicians taking advantage of a 'Category X' pass

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

David Cameron urged to reopen consultation on air quality at Heathrow

More than 30 west London politicians and anti-airport expansion group leaders sign letter to the PM over air pollution following Davies' recommendation to expand at Heathrow

Police hunt prisoner 'released in error'

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Police in Hammersmith and Fulham are trying to trace Ryan Byrne, who is wanted on recall to prison

Council-paid police officers respond to 500 calls in two months

Cllr Sue Fennimore (left centre) and council council leader Stephen Cowan (right centre) with H&F police officers
As well as answering emergencies calls and tackling crime, the officers have been out and about meeting residents to understand local priorities

Hounslow Council praised for helping kick start regeneration

Plans for more than 500 homes, including a 27-storey tower, are hailed in retail industry report

Trial starts for councillor and ex-detective accused of indecent assault

Monday (July 27) is the first day of a two-week trial against Cranford councillor Gurpal Virdi

More than 250 people sign petition to save threatened children's centres

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Hounslow Council is proposing to close children's centres in Norwood Green, Chiswick, Syon and Feltham Hill

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

Trial starts for councillor and ex-detective accused of indecent assault

Monday (July 27) is the first day of a two-week trial against Cranford councillor Gurpal Virdi

More than 250 people sign petition to save threatened children's centres

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Hounslow Council is proposing to close children's centres in Norwood Green, Chiswick, Syon and Feltham Hill

Perivale fire: Ealing Council accused of 'cashing in on misery'

A meeting was held in which the council told business owners the emergency work was not budgeted for and must be recovered

Ealing Council’s Blues Festival returns

The popular weekend of blues music starts at 2pm on Saturday (July 25) and Sunday (July 26) with Debbie Bond & The Trudats

Neighbourly Care Southall fights back to defend £290,000 funding allocation

The £290,000 funding has been conditionally offered to the organisation which represents a consortium of 22 community organisations right across Ealing

David Cameron urged to reopen consultation on air quality at Heathrow

More than 30 west London politicians and anti-airport expansion group leaders sign letter to the PM over air pollution following Davies' recommendation to expand at Heathrow

Sainsbury's judicial review against Arla was 'time wasting exercise'

Citygrove "can't wait" to get started on a new cinema complex for South Ruislip after Sainsbury's lost its legal battle

Hillingdon residents 'devastated' at HS2 tunnel extension rejection

Petitioners will continue their fight against HS2 but concerns grow for Hillingdon's Outdoor Activity Centre in Harefield

Other councils

Fox hunting: What's your MP's views on the ban?

Want to know if your MP supports the fox hunting ban or wants to see it repealed? Use our gadget to find out their views on the controversial subject

Ex-Kensington MP Sir Malcolm Rifkind still has access to Parliament - despite stepping down

The former MP is one of 381 ex-politicians taking advantage of a 'Category X' pass

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

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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