30 November 2011

A real difference in Merton

Since Boris was elected, I've noticed a real difference in my local area. Having Oystercard readers installed in my local station (Motspur Park) has been one of the most useful improvements.

I travel all over the place in London but not often enough to get a season ticket, so once the kids are up and out of the house in the morning, (and not being the most organised of people) it’s one less job for me to faff about getting a ticket to wherever I am going that day in time. I often travel up to West Brompton on the District line and I've been noticing recently that this is a much more reliable service than it used to be.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, environment, London, transport | Tags: District line, Merton, Oyster

30 November 2011

Join the phone canvassing team!

Last night I attended the first of many BackBoris2012 telephone canvassing sessions at their new call centre in Canary Wharf. Enthusiastic volunteers came from across London to connect with voters over Boris’s achievements and their opinions on the capital's future.

Fuelled by the provisions laid on by the BackBoris team, I made loads of calls to voters and, from what I could hear, the other new canvassers did a fantastic job spreading the word about the Mayor's record.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, Get Involved, London | Tags: Canary wharf, Events, Get involved, Limehouse, Phone canvassing

29 November 2011

Growing London's economy

I wanted to tell you about the new investment in London that we have secured from the Government. It is investment that will help grow London's economy.

Over the last three and a half years, my administration has been dedicated to putting more police on the streets and cutting crime; keeping council tax low; investing in transport and making the Olympics a success.

But perhaps our most important challenge of all has been to see London through these tough times and return to growth. It's why I am running again - to keep the investment flowing and London moving in the right direction.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Fighting London's corner, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Autumn statement, Battersea, Blackwell tunnel, Dartford, Facebook, Infrastructure, Investment, M25, Nine elms, Northern line, Silvertown, Twitter

29 November 2011

Kingston better with Boris

Kingston is a great place to live.  However we were the forgotten borough when Ken Livingstone was in power.

Boris has changed all of that and now I’m noticing the improvements.

I’m particularly impressed with the campaign to make Kingston’s buses safer. I’ve noticed more police at the local train and bus stations, so it’s no wonder that crime on buses has fallen by 15% with Boris at the helm. Places like Surbiton, New Malden and Chessington are reliant on public transport and people need to feel safe using it.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Fighting London's corner, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Chessington, Council tax freeze, Kingston upon thames, New malden, Surbiton

28 November 2011

Transforming Waltham Forest

Mayor Boris Johnson has placed a great deal of emphasis on improving the communities in Outer London and this is evident in my home borough of Waltham Forest.

Boris has set aside a £50m Outer London fund to help regenerate suburban town centres,  such as Wood Street town centre in Walthamstow, in the heart of the borough.

Thanks to this investment, this area is being transformed from a bland, boring high street into a safe, tidy shopping area and is giving residents a real sense of pride in their area. I know that the mayor is keen for more areas to benefit from this fund and I'm sure that more of Waltham Forest will benefit in the long term.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, environment, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Outer london fund, Oyster, Police, Waltham forest

25 November 2011

Progress in Lewisham

It's an exciting time to be a Londoner. Next year our city will be in the spotlight with the Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. It is also a time to reflect on the last three and a half years of London under the stewardship of Mayor Boris Johnson.
  
Since being elected in May 2008 I have seen Boris working hard to deliver for London and Lewisham - moving away from the waste under Ken Livingstone.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, London, Olympics, quality of life, transport | Tags: Council tax freeze, Diamond jubilee, Lewisham, Olympics, Oyster, Police

24 November 2011

How Boris got me on my bike

I moved to London in May 2008 and made my home in Putney, Wandsworth at the same time that Boris became mayor.  Already a very economical and well run borough, I was delighted to see services have progressively improved in the time that I have been here under an established Tory council and the new Tory Mayor.
   
Proving that efficiency savings are possible, without losing essential services, Boris froze the Mayor’s share of council tax, and in turn, the borough was able to continue to keep the council tax low. This has all been done without compromising on the weekly rubbish collection or closing libraries.
  

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Barclays cycle hire, District line, Oyster, Police, Putney, Wandsworth

23 November 2011

BackBoris on Campus Bootcamp

On Wednesday 7th December, the campaign is hosting a special BackBoris on Campus Bootcamp for university students. The evening begins at 6pm in central London with a keynote speech by the Mayor himself.

During the Bootcamp you'll get a strategic insight into campaigning, hear from some of the most experienced campaign directors around and take part in a series of breakout sessions where you will receive some of the best political and media training available. All of which will empower you to go out and campaign effectively on and off campus and play a significant role in returning Boris as Mayor of London on the 3rd of May 2012.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London, youth | Tags: Bootcamp, Campus, Get involved

23 November 2011

Progress in Camden

Since Boris Johnson became Mayor in 2008 the positive changes he’s made to Camden have been clear for all to see.

The first is definitely the amount of police around the area - there is no doubt that the London riots were a real shock, and reminded you how much difference a significant police presence makes. Seeing more police on the streets, especially in busy areas such as Camden High Street, has made me feel safer, particularly late at night when me and my mates come out of the pub.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, London, quality of life | Tags: Camden, Council tax freeze, High street, Road works

22 November 2011

Croydon deserves a champion like Boris

There’s no escaping that Croydon has a much-maligned public image – from mocking quips in shows like Blackadder to the eponymous ‘Croydon Facelift’. It can be difficult to find the good in a town like ours and to find the energy required to tackle our issues. But tackle them Boris has.
   
Boris is ensuring that Croydon isn’t stuck in the past by spearheading a regeneration revolution. Under the Mayor the town has seen £400,000 worth of funds given to Wandle Park to make it better for residents. He’s also ensured that £516,000 has been given to New Addington to help the high street’s potential for growth and development.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Addiscombe, Croydon, High streets, New addington, Tramlink

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