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I’ve been interviewed on Radio 4, 5Live, LBC, BBC London radio and TV, and – not to forget – the Artist Taxi Driver. I’ve gained coverage in the Financial Times, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, the Independent and a score of local newspapers, web sites and radio shows.
Recent press coverage
12th May – letter in the Evening Standard on voting reform
27th April – BBC 5 Live and LBC on housing policies
I did some live interviews on BBC 5Live drivetime, and LBC later that evening with Ian Dale, explaining how we would find the money to build 500,000 new social rented homes, and defending our reforms to the private rented sector.
27th April – BBC London’s #FloatMyVote programme
I took part in this pitch to voters along with Simon Hughes, Dianne Abbott, Stephen Hammond and Peter Whittle, broadcast on the evening news.
25th April – Radio 4 MoneyBox on housing
I discussed our policy to remove tax breaks from buy-to-let landlords’ mortgages, and explained how we would pay for half a million social rented homes.
17th April – Evening Standard letter on Right to Rent policy
14th April – ITV London on Green Party’s housing policies
A brief 30 second interview as part of a package covering each party’s housing policies for London in the lead-up to the General Election.
30th March – BBC London’s Vanessa show on housing
I participated in a panel debate on housing with Simon Hughes MP, Tom Copley AM, James Cleverley AM and a UKIP candidate that was on BBC London radio and featured on the evening news.
26th March – quote in MayorWatch on housing
Reacting to a launch by a Conservative candidate for the Mayoralty on housing covered by MayorWatch, and promoting our preference for social housing and community land trusts.
23rd March – letter in Evening Standard on trains campaign
17th March – local press on campaign launch
Article in the Bromley Times on the launch of our three Crystal Palace candidates.
6th March – South London Press on Forest Hill Morrisons
Front page splash showing support for local shopkeepers who fought off an attempt by Morrisons to open another convenience store in the town centre, in a location that would have clogged up the pavement and road when unloading produce.
26th February – FT & local press on Crystal Palace ‘rebuild’
Quoted in the FT, the South London Press, the local News Shopper papers, Inside Croydon, the Architects Journal, Building Design and the People’s Republic of Southwark on the collapse of the deal between Bromley Council and the ZhongRong Group.
22nd February – profile on Bright Green
An interview with Violeta Vajda about my campaigns for Crystal Palace Park and affordable homes, among other topics.
9th February – housing press on social housing pledge
Quoted by Colin Wiles in his Inside Housing blog on our new policy, and on 24 Housing.
I later had blogs published by Inside Housing and the Social Housing Under Threat web site.
2nd February – FT & BBC on Crystal Palace ‘rebuild’
A quote in the FT article saying “Bromley and the GLA need to stop messing around with fantasy projects and send the Zhongrong Group packing.” A similar quote in a BBC News piece a week later, when Bromley Council finally gave ZhongRong an ultimatum.
Also quoted in the South London Press, Bromley/Lewisham News Shopper, Inside Croydon and East London Lines.
31st January – The Guardian and SE1 on the March for Homes
A quote in the Guardian’s online coverage of the march.
Also an article on the SE1 web site with a recording of my speech and coverage of the south London rally. We also have a video of my speech:
30th January – London Live on the March for Homes
Watch the full interview here.
12th January – Lewisham News Shopper on railways
Quoted in an article about our protests on the 5th January, read the article online: http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/11718190._It_s_time_to_renationalise_the_railways_/
5th January 2015 – publicly owned railways and fare cuts
20th December 2014 – interview with the Artist Taxi Driver about why I’m running to be an MP
17th December 2014 – letter to the Lewisham News Shopper (also in the Bromley News Shopper) on railways
17th & 13th December – coverage of Sedgehill School campaign
Quoted in the East London Lines coverage of the protests outside Lewisham Town Hall here, and again when Lewisham Council decided to impose an Interim Educational Board on the school here.