30 January 2012

Boris secures £90m to keep police numbers high

Mayor Boris Johnson has secured £90m to keep police numbers high on London's streets, despite the harsh economic climate.

The grant from the Home Office follows last week's news that 700 new police officers will be sworn in over the next two months. And with this increase, the number of police on London’s streets will top 32,320 by March 31 – meaning that under Boris Johnson, there will be 1,000 more police officers on the streets.

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Categories: crime, Fighting London's corner, London | Tags: Crime, Police on the streets

30 January 2012

Tube more efficient under Boris

Boris Johnson has fought tirelessly to improve London transport since he entered office and today Channel 4 News FactCheck confirmed what we already knew: the underground is more efficient today than it was under Ken Livingstone, and there have been fewer disruptive delays to Londoners’ travel under Boris.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Factcheck, Tube, Unions

30 January 2012

Phone canvassing Enfield North

On Thursday we called over 1,000 homes in Enfield North from the BackBoris2012 call centre. Yes, 1,000 homes in our constituency, a key priority for the Mayoral elections and a marginal that we are permanently campaigning in.

With 30 canvassers hitting the phones, over a two and a half hour period we covered homes in all of our target wards, learning about residents key concerns and hearing a heartening level of support for Boris. There was also a large level of hostility raised to the Labour council's ridiculous introduction of Sunday parking charges, showing that our local campaigning is resonating with voters.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved | Tags: Enfield north, Phone canvassing

27 January 2012

OFFICIAL: Boris putting more police on London’s streets

The Evening Standard has today reported new figures that show Mayor Boris Johnson has put more police on London’s streets, with 700 new police officers to be sworn in over the next two months.

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Categories: crime

26 January 2012

If you're an Australian, Greater London needs you!

On this wonderful day - and for those unsure why the 26th of January is so special, let me enlighten you - it's Australia Day. As an Australian living and working in London, I'm proudly celebrating, and expecting many other across Hammersmith, Clapham and Shoreditch are too!

And this year I have a more serious message for all the other Australians in the capital - you're eligible to vote in this May's Mayoral election. It is not only British citizens who have a say over how this great city is run, but qualifying Londoners from across the Commonwealth.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: 3 may, Australia day, Register to vote

26 January 2012

Ken Livingstone's Assembly allies vote against Mayor's budget, council tax freeze

Yesterday, Ken Livingstone's allies on the London Assembly - led by his Deputy Mayoral running mate Val Shawcross - voted against Boris Johnson's budget, which delivers a fourth council tax freeze in a row and secures 1,000 extra police officers by May 2012.

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Categories: crime, economy | Tags: Budget, Council tax, Police on the streets, Value for money

25 January 2012

Boris will have 1,000 more police on the beat than at the end of Ken's term

Labour claim: Boris scrapped Ken's plan to increase police officers

This is false, Ken's promise was empty because he never had the money to do it. Another broken promise from Ken Livingstone.

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Police on the streets

25 January 2012

Mayor Boris Johnson's Draft Budget: Value for money and freezing the precept

This administration has been dedicated to delivering value for Londoners’ money, and to leading the city to a strong economic recovery.

You must remember that in the last four years we have not only been dealing with the deepest recession for 50 years.

We have had to overturn and reform a culture of waste in City Hall.

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Categories: crime, economy, Fighting London's corner, London, Olympics, quality of life, transport | Tags: Budget, City hall, Council tax, Cutting waste, London assembly

24 January 2012

Boris cutting crime with more police on the streets

Boris Johnson today said that one of his proudest achievements as Mayor of London has been cutting crime by more than 10% and increasing police numbers on local streets.

Speaking on LBC’s Nick Ferrari Breakfast Show this morning, Mayor Johnson said: “Crime figures are down compared with Ken Livingstone and we’ve had to do it in the teeth of a recession. Crime has come down more than 10% overall. Murder is down almost 25% since I’ve become Mayor. I’m very proud of that. That’s because of more police.”

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Crime down, Lbc, Nick ferarri, Police numbers, The met

24 January 2012

£1 a day to keep Ken away

There are 100 days to go until Londoners head to the polls to vote for their Mayor.

We're in for a tough fight to stop London being taken backwards.

To compete with Ken Livingstone's union funded and controlled campaign, I need your help.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, Fighting London's corner, Get Involved, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport | Tags: £1 a day, Council tax, Crime, Investment, Jobs, Olympics, Record, Transport, Value for money

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