Inside Croydon

CHRISTIAN WOLMAR is seeking selection as Labour’s candidate to be the next Mayor of London. This is his open letter to all Londoners following Thursday’s General Election

Christian Wolmar, centre, canvassing during the General Election campaign: Christian Wolmar, centre, canvassing during the General Election campaign: “London voted for progress, voted against the Bedroom Tax, voted against non-dom status and swingeing cuts to welfare”

Regardless of how you voted, the election was a shocking result. Not even the Tories anticipated a Conservative majority government. Labour and indeed other smaller parties will have to go away and do some soul-searching about why this happened and what might need to change.

Over the past weeks and months London Labour has run a staggering and inspiring campaign. I would like to pay tribute to the hours and hours our volunteers put in, many of whom I got to know on the doorstep from inner city seats to London’s outer suburbs. They secured the…

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