31 October 2011

October Action Days

This weekend Boris Backers from across the capital held Action Days all over London.

Joined by GLA members and candidates, as well as local councillors, the volunteers took to the streets to spread the word about Boris's strong record as Mayor.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: Action day, Get involved, Gla, Street stall, Survey

28 October 2011

Mayor visits temples to celebrate Diwali

Boris Johnson attended Diwali celebrations yesterday to mark the start of the Hindu New Year.

The Mayor visited the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden - the first traditional Hindu temple to open in Europe - and the Shri Sanatan Hindu Mandir in Wembley - one of the largest outside India and built according to the Vedic Hindu scriptures.

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Categories: London | Tags: Baps shri swaminarayan mandir, Diwali, Neasden, Shri sanatan hindu mandir, Wembley

27 October 2011

Boris: 100,000 apprenticeships by end of 2012

With over 40,000 new apprenticeships created in the capital in just over a year, London is the fastest growing UK region for new opportunities, Mayor Johnson announced today.

The Mayor's apprenticeship drive - launched last November and which saw Boris personally write to some of the capital's biggest employers urging them to do their share to get Londoners back into work - has been so successful that he has now upped his target to 100,000 by the end of 2012.

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Categories: jobs and skills, London, youth | Tags: Apprenticeships

26 October 2011

Supporter Briefing: Liam burns Ken

Today Ken Livingstone’s attack dog Liam Byrne, whose record as Chief Secretary to the Treasury shows that he's not very good with numbers, launched an attack on Boris Johnson's record as Mayor that has blown up in his face.

Mr Byrne attacked Boris over his commitment to the job using the number of meetings he has held as Mayor as the measure. 

However, he failed to do his sums properly.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London

26 October 2011

What's on - Get involved!

We're in for a tough fight in the months leading up to 3 May 2012, so every minute you can spare to help with the campaign makes a big difference. Your support is vital to getting Boris re-elected so that he can continue taking London in the right direction.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: Get involved, Telephone canvassing

25 October 2011

BackBoris CF phone canvassing, pt. 3

Last night more than thirty young Boris Backers were joined at CCHQ by Eric Ollerenshaw MP and GLA candidate Chris Hampsheir to call voters across London.

We made nearly a thousand calls and spoke with voters about Boris's strong record as Mayor - cutting crime by 9%, putting more police on the streets, freezing council tax and investing in transport. The response we got was great and people throughout the capital are impressed by what the Mayor has done for Londoners.

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

25 October 2011

Mayor to young Londoners: Join Team London!

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today called on the 2,000 London graduates of this summer's National Citizen Service (NCS) pilot scheme to join Team London and keep volunteering in their communities.

Through Team London NCS graduates have the chance to give back to their communities, while at the same time they develop skills that could help secure them future employment. Team London is the Mayor's ambitious programme to mobilse an army of volunteers to improve life across the capital and participants work across three key areas - reducing crime in the capital, increasing opportunities for young people and improving quality of life by cleaning and greening the city.

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Categories: Get Involved, jobs and skills, London, quality of life, youth | Tags: Apprenticeships, Ncs, Team london, Volunteer

20 October 2011

Crackdown on criminal drivers

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Bernard Hogan-Howe and Mayor of London Boris Johnson launched a major crime busting operation with officers around the capital cracking down on uninsured drivers.

Operation Reclaim will see a series of co-ordinated actions across London with 1,000 MPS officers disrupting criminal activity by targeting uninsured drivers and seizing hundreds of vehicles in the capital.

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Hogan-howe, Operation reclaim, The met

19 October 2011

Mayor Boris's Record on Improving London's Transport

Today the Mayor spoke at the High Level Crossrail Forum, reiterating the benefits that this project will bring to Londoners.

Learn more about the Mayor's strong record on investing in and improving London transport.  Take a minute to watch a short clip from his recent speech at the Conservative Party Conference on taking London in the right direction.

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Categories: London, transport

18 October 2011

Campus campaign hots up

The BackBoris on Campus campaign is going from strength to strength. After a superb start to the school year with our Fresher's Fair outreach where we signed up over 2,000 student supporters, our new activists haven't let any grass grow beneath their feet and are already out campaigning, organising events and recruiting even more supporters.

Since the beginning of October, we've set up three completely new BackBoris on Campus teams - at SOAS, Birkbeck and Middlesex.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London, youth | Tags: Campus, Freshers fair, Get involved, University

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