The race to succeed Richard Ottaway MP in the plum Tory seat of Croydon South — majority 15,818 — has claimed the scalps of no less than three advisers to David Cameron over the weekend: Oliver Dowden: David Cameron’s deputy chief of staff, who previously admitted he had to listen to Radio 4 each morning […]

While the register of hospitality for London City Hall grandees is supposed to be a candid representation of schmoozing for Boris’ team, Scrapbook doesn’t suppose the Evening Standard will thank Kit Malthouse for being quite this candid: How Boris Johnson’s deputy declared his attendance at the Standard’s influentials party in 2008: pic.twitter.com/gxPgx80JR4 — Adam Bienkov […]

A deputy mayor of London, Kit Malthouse, is behind leaks which led to his colleague and fellow deputy Stephen Greenhalgh being exposed for ‘molesting a female member of staff in a lift’, Scrapbook can confirm. As we indicated yesterday, the incident, for which Greenhalgh has apologised, is now the territory of a Tory turf war within City […]

In keeping with Boris Johnson’s antipathy towards the numerous hacking investigations, his deputy has been accused of trying to stall the police investigation into News Of The World. As the chair of the Metropolitan Police’s governing body, Kit Malthouse complained to senior officers “several times” about the probe. In written evidence to the Leveson Inquiry […]