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

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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

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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
Imran Khan at the North End Road Summer Market Fulham

Crowds flock to traffic-free North End Road Summer Market

The event kicked off the Celebrating Fulham Festival, and is aimed at reviving the road

UK heatwave: Elderly people and Muslims observing Ramadan urged to take care as temperatures rise

Council has issued a number of vital tips for elderly and vulnerable residents as the temperatures rocket

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
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See picture of convicted sex offender addressing mayoral reception in Hounslow

Council said that convicted sex offender Harbinder Singh Rana was a "guest of a guest" at the function for Harbans Singh Thandi

Launch of Lego in our Libraries scheme

Free launch event and taster sessions in July and August ahead of Lego clubs start-up in September

Hercules Festival of Sport in Bedfont Lakes cancelled over 'safety' fears

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A notification cited the grounds access and exit to the park unsafe for cyclists, and exit to the lake unsafe for swimmers

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

Launch of Lego in our Libraries scheme

Free launch event and taster sessions in July and August ahead of Lego clubs start-up in September

Hercules Festival of Sport in Bedfont Lakes cancelled over 'safety' fears

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A notification cited the grounds access and exit to the park unsafe for cyclists, and exit to the lake unsafe for swimmers

Ticket to Ride: Dozens cycle through Ealing's most scenic routes

Councillor said "these events are a fantastic way to get people of all abilities to explore our beautiful borough by bike"

University of West London: Community delighted as 'precious trees' saved at site

A planning application to turn a green space into eight houses was rejected by Ealing London Borough Council

QPR chief speaks out on third Heathrow runway landing slap, bang on top of training ground

Tony reckons it's plane sailing for Hoops and Harlington even if Warren Farm falls through

Hayes shop owner fined for 'nuisance noise' and 'distress' to neighbours

Kwality Food Supermarket shop owner ignored a notice from Hillingdon Council and caused "distress" to neighbours

Unwanted Brunel students' duvets given to dogs' charities

Harefield Dogs Trust had a large delivery of duvets from Brunel University that would have otherwise gone to landfill

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

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

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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