29 May 2011
Our canvassing team ran into Bill Bailey on the campaign trail - we managed to grab a photo with him and he praised Boris for scrapping the western extension to the congestion charge
28 May 2011
Cracking day in Hammersmith today. I was one of the hundred or so young BackBoris campaigners who spent most of the day talking to more than a thousand residents. Great to see so many supporting Boris for scrapping the western extension of the c-charge. Many still amazed it was ever introduced - not a single person I spoke to ever wanted it. Also good to see that Boris's freezing of his share of council tax is helping so many families. Some good comments to pass back to campaign HQ as well.
26 May 2011
Hundreds of commuters snapped up the new BackBoris2012 Oyster card holders at Clapham Junction station this morning.
The wallets, featuring the Mayor's distinctive silhouette, have proved popular with many people wanting extras for their friends, partners and colleagues - we even got requests for the BackBoris2012 t-shirts worn by the activists. Inside the holders, commuters found cards with QR codes which when scanned by their smartphones automatically open webpages detailing transport upgrades which Boris is delivering in their area.
26 May 2011
Excitement is growing ahead of this weekend’s Back Boris Youth Campaign Day in Hammersmith.
Over a hundred young activists are set to descend on the town centre, talking to local residents and spreading the word about Boris's strong record in office - from putting more police on the streets, cutting crime, securing the biggest upgrade of our transport system in 80-years, creating thousands of jobs and apprenticeships and delivering the Olympics on time and on budget.
24 May 2011
Thousands of commuters in south west London became part of political history today as Boris's campaign handed out state of the art technology to those making their way to work.
23 May 2011
There was an overwhelming response to Boris Johnson's first ever Twitter Q&A session. The #AskBoris hashtag, used to submit questions, trended in London and reached more than 700,000 people.
Questions ranged from the personal to the political during the half hour session - with transport and cycling two popular topics.
19 May 2011
London's Olympic Games are already up for an award after one of the key venues was selected to compete for Building of the Year.
The Velodrome, with its distinctive sweeping roof and pale pink cladding, was included in the long list for the award, after winning a design award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.
19 May 2011
Hammersmith is set to see one of the biggest campaign days of the year so far with well over a hundred enthusiastic young Boris supporters expected to turn out. Next Saturday, 28th May, energetic young people from across London will descend on Hammersmith to engage with local residents and show why Boris is the Mayor for young Londoners. It looks set to be a great time for all involved with campaigners ending the day watching the Champions League final between Man Utd and Barcelona at a local pub.
18 May 2011
Mayor Boris Johnson is set to meet his target of creating 3,000 apprenticeships throughout the GLA group and its suppliers by 2012.
It comes as figures show in the last year more than 1,100 people joined apprenticeship schemes run by the GLA Group and its contractors, while Boris has also ensured jobs for more than 1,000 unemployed people in the past 12 months by requiring GLA suppliers to deliver job and training opportunities as part of the conditions of winning a contract.
10 May 2011
Further support for Boris Johnson's call for a tougher strike law emerged today. Both The Times and the Evening Standard have now came out to back the Mayor. In today's leader, the Times (£) writes: "He [Boris Johnson] simply asks that a union ballot in an essential service confers legality on a strike only if 50 per cent of those sent a ballot participate in the vote. This modest idea surely deserves support."
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