13 September 2011

Have a pint with Boris

Join us on Tuesday 27 September for the BackBoris2012 Pub Quiz!

After the success of our summer pub quiz, we're inviting you to join us for another fun-filled night. Grab your friends, colleagues and neighbours for a pint or two while you test your knowledge against Boris Backers from across the capital while helping the campaign raise money.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: Get involved, Pub quiz

13 September 2011

Westfield Stratford City - open for business!

Mayor of London Boris Johnson today opened the new Westfield Stratford City - Europe's biggest shopping development which will create 18,000 new jobs.

Tens of thousands of eager Londoners streamed through the doors of the new Westfield - a sister complex of the hugely successful west London centre and which forms a central part of the massive regeneration of east London ahead of next summer's Olympic Games.

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Categories: jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport | Tags: Olympics, Stratford, Westfield

13 September 2011

Mayor welcomes new Met Commissioner

Mayor of London Boris Johnson yesterday welcomed the appointment of Bernard Hogan-Howe as the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. The announcement came after the Mayor interviewed the four final candidates on earlier in the day.

Mayor Boris Johnson said: “Londoners deserve strong and dynamic leadership at the helm of the country’s largest and most industrious police force, and today I’m pleased to welcome the appointment of Bernard Hogan-Howe as the man I believe will deliver the firm, strategic lead our great city needs."

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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Bernard hogan-howe, Commissioner, Metropolitan police

09 September 2011

Get involved this weekend!

This weekend there are loads of Action Days happening right across London. From Hornchurch, to Hammersmith, we've got something for everyone.

So come out to help us deliver surveys and leaflets or campaign for a couple of by-elections. Check out the list below for more details or visit the BackBoris2012 Events page to find out what's happening near you!

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved | Tags: Get involved

06 September 2011

Route 73 waves bye-bye bendy

43 more bendy buses have disappeared from London's streets as route number 73 waved bye-bye bendy on Friday.

The route now has brand new double-deckers, with half of the service run using hybrid buses.

Seven of the capital's 12 bendy bus routes have now been converted back to single and double deck buses and it is now only a matter of months before the last of the buses leave London as the remaining five routes will be converted to double deck buses by the end of the year.

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Categories: London, transport | Tags: Bendy bus, Delivering for london

05 September 2011

One month on

This weekend marked a month since the London riots and we wanted to report to you on what Mayor Boris Johnson has done to put London back on track.

He has met hundreds of victims, community and business leaders and made 15 visits to the worst-affected areas. From these, he has developed and is now putting in place a five-point plan which targets the effects of the riots and tackles the causes to ensure such scenes are never witnessed again.

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Categories: crime, Fighting London's corner, London, youth | Tags: Heron unit, High street fund, London riots, Mentor, Regeneration, Respect academies

04 September 2011

That really was a cheap shot

In a letter published in today's Observer, the Mayor of London makes clear that it was not his decision to exclude shooting events from the Get Set Ticketshare programme for schoolchildren:

I'm writing in response to your report that the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic shooting events would be excluded from the Get Set Ticketshare scheme.

I am happy to clarify that this story was based on inaccurate reporting of my position. I do not support a ban on tickets for shooting or any other Olympic or Paralympic sports. This decision was taken by the London 2012 Organising Committee (Locog) following consultation with teachers.

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Categories: London, Olympics, sport, youth | Tags: Get set, London 2012, Olympics, Paralympics

02 September 2011

Join the Mayor's Sky Ride

Join Mayor of London Boris Johnson for this year's central London Sky Ride this Sunday, 4 September.

Last week, the Mayor unveiled details of this year's 11.6km central London Sky Ride route which will take tens of thousands of cyclists past some of the capital's most iconic buildings.

The traffic-free streets will put cyclists closer to the London Eye than ever before, with the circular route running across Westminster Bridge, before looping back up past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, up the Mall, out onto Trafalgar Square, down through Whitehall and out onto the river views of The Embankment. The route also passes St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and London Bridge.

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Categories: Get Involved, London, sport | Tags: Cycling, Get involved, Sky ride

01 September 2011

Share your views on London

By Boris Johnson

A pretty great Londoner (William Shakespeare) once asked: 'What is the city but the people?' before answering: 'The people are the city'. London is the best big city in the world largely because of the people who live in it - you. That is why we want to know how you would take it forward.

As I hope you can tell from this questionnaire we are very proud of what we have achieved over the last three of years. For instance, we froze the Mayor’s share of council tax making taxpayers’ money go further than before. And we have ramped up the fight against crime which is now down by 9% making London the safest it has been for a decade.

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Categories: crime, environment, Get Involved, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport, youth | Tags: Get involved, Share your views, Survey

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