Leila Roy

Citizens of the world

November 14, 2015 // 1 Comment

A NIGHT of sheer horror in Paris. Belsize councillor Leila Roy was born and grew up near the French capital. Here are her words this evening: “It was horrendous seeing what [...]

Here’s Jonny!

February 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

BAD timing for charismatic Conservative councillor Jonny Bucknell to break his knee in a ‘sailing accident’. With a pile of local elections still to deliver ahead [...]

Shedloads of Boris

January 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

GIVEN it was a Tory ward, then a Lib Dem one, and is now governed by a 2:1 split between the two parties, Belsize will be one to watch at May’s local elections in [...]

Toxic brands?

March 15, 2013 // 9 Comments

WHEN Labour lost its council seats in Gospel Oak in 2006, the leader of the Conservatives suggested that New Labour had in the wake of the Iraq War become, shall we say, a [...]