Ideas for London: The capital has tried things the other way for almost 20 years. Voters need someone who has loyalty only to the city, not to some other leader or manifesto
Rory StewartThere’s a simple reason why voters in places like London, New York, Bristol, and Middlesbrough have all elected independent Mayors:
Less politics means more action on issues that matter.
My take on being Independent in @Independent today
A prison condemned for some of the worst conditions ever seen by inspectors has been transformed by a new female governor who has introduced a football pitch, park run and floral displays.
Rory StewartSuch great news - proving even the most difficult prisons can be turned around with the right leadership- well done all at @HMP_Liverpool - such a long way from what we saw two years ago!
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This week, I went to visit a mother in a comfortable home in a quiet south London street. She had lost her son. He had popped out to buy a lollipop for his two-year-old daughter (they were preparing a Sunday meal together). On the way back, he was...
Rory StewartReflections on my last week in Lambeth in the @EveningStandard
Stories of hope, but also a community crushed by crime.
London deserves better. We will not solve this by moving left, or right, but by moving forward - focus, energy and operational grip.