Comedian Eddie Izzard has said he is prepared to take the flak for wanting to pursue a career in politics.
We have learned a lot about the Mayor of London in this past week
It's a tribute to Boris Johnson's rapturously received speech yesterday that, almost unnoticed, he secured a warm round of applause for Sir John Major. Certainly the last Tory PM retains a place in the public's affections, but now the premiership of the whipping boy of the Tory Eurosceptic bastards has been fully rehabilitated even in the eyes of a still Thatcherite-leaning party conference.
Winning second term as London Mayor would not preclude standing in the next general election
The week in books
In Dante's Inferno, the ninth and innermost circle of hell is reserved for those who have committed vile acts of treachery against people who had reason to trust them, such as Cain, and Judas Iscariot.
London Underground claims a series of strikes protesting against the sacking of two Tube drivers been suspended, despite the RMT union insisting they will go ahead.
Ken Livingstone has said he would be horrified if Tottenham were successful in their bid to take over the Olympic Stadium because of the "horrendous" cost to the environment.
Former Mayor of London answers your questions, such ask 'What was your biggest mistake as Mayor?' and 'How much do you drink?'
With results available from 157 councils, the state of parties is: <br/> Councils: Con +12, Lab -9, Lib Dem +1; <br/> Councillors: Con +260, Lab -333, Lib Dem +34
The Tory candidate has refused to play the fool - and the strategy appears to be paying off, says Andrew Grice
The Labour MP and former sports minister Kate Hoey will work for Boris Johnson if the Tory unseats Ken Livingstone to become London's Mayor in Thursday's election, his campaign officials announced today.
Lee Jasper, one of London Mayor Ken Livingstone's closest aides, was suspended today as he vowed to clear his name over allegations of misuse of public funds.