10 October 2011

Thousands of students sign up to Back Boris

The number of students who have signed up to help Boris Johnson get a second term as Mayor of London has smashed through the 2,000 mark.

Since we launched our BackBoris on Campus Freshers Fairs campaign last month, students across the capital have been flocking to our stalls to sign up to the campaign and back the Mayor's bid for re-election.

Many have said they are impressed by his record as Mayor, with a lot pointing to how he has helped to create more than 30,000 apprenticeships for young people. Other focused on how he has made London a safer city by cracking down on crime and putting more police on the streets, while there was also talk about the continued success of delivering the Olympics on time and budget. Students have snapped up BackBoris merchandise and are more eager than ever to help out.

Such has been the demand that we are also setting up four new branches at universities where there was previously no presence. Momentum is certainly building among London's students and while we all knew Boris Johnson was popular among students, no-one predicted just how many Freshers would sign up to help on his campaign!

But there is a lot of work to do. So if you are not involved yet, or to find out who’s running your branch or to start a campaign at your university, visit the campus page or get in touch with me, the BackBoris2012 Youth Campaign Coordinator on [email protected].

Updates from around the capital

Greenwich University, by Andrew Credgington
Greenwich University Conservatives have hit the ground running having two campaign days, the first being at Plumstead Station, where we were able to hand out nearly 100 Back Boris Oyster Card Holders in just 45 minutes highlighting Boris Johnson's Track record with Transport.

The other campaign day was on a Saturday morning in Eltham West, in the Greenwich and Lewisham Constituency. The team gave a few hours up on their Saturday morning to hand out Boris surveys in this Labour held ward, the places we need to win! Greenwich University Conservatives are committed to getting Boris Johnson re-elected and Alex Wilson elected as the GLA Member for Greenwich and Lewisham.

Greenwich University Conservatives are planning joint campaigning activities with Lewisham Borough Conservative Future in order to promote Boris and his work across the Greenwich and Lewisham Constituency where only a 5% swing is needed to win the seat.

BPP, by Shaun Dias
The BackBoris team at BPP had over 115 sign ups during our Freshers Fair. Considering our Conservative Society is only two years old, this is a fantastic achievement and we're looking forward to an exciting year!


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