14 March 2012

Reporting back to Londoners

In the coming weeks I will be setting out my manifesto commitments for taking this great city forward over the next four years.

And I want my promises to be judged by the determination and success with which I fulfilled the promises I made to Londoners in 2008.

The last four years have been a long road, but despite the toughest financial times in a generation, we have a strong record of delivering for London.

I am proud of what we have achieved, which is why I am publishing a Progress Report on my 2008 manifesto commitments.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, environment, Fighting London's corner, housing, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport, youth | Tags: 2008, Manifesto, Progress report, Promises delivered

13 March 2012

Crossrail speeds ahead

Boris Johnson today revealed the first of eight Crossrail tunnel boring machines that will carve 21km of twin-tunnels under London.

The 150 metre, 1,000 tonne machines will start tunnelling from Royal Oak Portal in west London to Farringdon via Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road next week.

Crossrail is going forward after Boris’s successful lobbying of central government to protect the funding during tough economic times.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, economy, jobs and skills, London, transport | Tags: Bond street, Crossrail, Economy, Farringdon, Jobs, Royal oak, Tottenham court road, Tube upgrade

12 March 2012

Keeping Londoners moving

Last week Boris Johnson launched his 9 point plan to secure Greater London's future and he has already started to deliver.

In point 8, the Mayor pledges to reduce Tube delays by an additional 30% by 2015, build Crossrail and an orbital rail to link London's suburbs, as well as extend the Barclays Bike Hire scheme.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, transport | Tags: Barclays cycle hire, Crossrail, Transport, Tube

12 March 2012

Reducing Tube delays by 30% by 2015

As part of Boris Johnson's 9 point plan for Greater London, he is cutting waste at City Hall, freeing up £3.5 billion for services - including reducing tube delays 30% by 2015, building Crossrail and orbital rail to link our suburbs, and extending the cycle hire scheme.

Building on the news that the Tube network is at its most reliable in a decade, with a 40% reduction in delays since 2008, the Mayor plans to cut delays by an additional 30% through continuing investment, staff training and innovation to increase efficiency.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, transport | Tags: Investment, Tube, Upgrade

09 March 2012

Less than 8 weeks - get involved!

There are now less than 8 weeks to go until the London Mayoral election and we want you to get involved in one of our 29 campaign events this weekend.

From street stalls to canvassing sessions, there is something for everyone this weekend. The event we're most excited about is the launch of our double-decker campaign bus.

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

08 March 2012

Boris: Transport investment must not be put at risk

At the weekend, Boris Johnson set out his 9 point plan to secure Greater London's future.

Speaking today about his vision for transport in London, the Mayor elaborated on Pledge 8 of his 9 point plan - investing in transport.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, transport | Tags: 9 point plan, Crossrail, Transport, Tube upgrades

07 March 2012

Help keep our poster campaign running

The BackBoris campaign has had an eventful few days. Mayor Boris Johnson laid out his 9 point plan for a Greater London, and we launched our poster campaign, highlighting Boris’s clear vision for securing the city’s future and holding Ken Livingstone to account for his broken promises.

Unlike Ken Livingstone, we don’t have the trade union bosses funding our campaign, so we need your help to keep our posters up.

Please donate today to ensure that we can keep our adverts up and keep Ken out of City Hall: www.backboris2012.com/donate

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Fighting London's corner, Get Involved, London | Tags: 9 point plan, Donate, London, Posters

06 March 2012

Call for Boris!

By Kimberlee Ponson

We had a great turn out at last Thursday's BackBoris2012 phone canvassing session when Baroness Warsi, Co-Chair of the Conservative Party, joined us to make calls and thank volunteers for our efforts.

Everyone enjoyed talking to voters and hearing their thoughts on London. Most of the people I spoke with were supportive of the Mayor and pledged to vote on the 3rd of May to ensure he's re-elected.

Volunteering for the campaign is really exciting. But there is still a lot of work to be done, so every bit of help is needed. We must keep working hard with the phone calls and door to door canvassing so we can get the word out about what is at stake in this election. On the 3rd of May, every vote counts, so join us today.

www.backboris2012.com/volunteer

www.backboris2012.com/events

Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved | Tags: Campaign update, Get involved, Phone canvassing, Volunteer

05 March 2012

9 point plan poster launch

Boris Johnson this weekend set out his nine point plan to secure a Greater London, in a speech on Saturday and then at the launch of the poster campaign on Sunday.

1,000 posters will go up across London - from Croydon to Enfield and Hillingdon to Havering. They detail Boris’s determination to end the waste and mismanagement of the previous Mayor to free up money to pay for a strong plan for London’s future.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, environment, Fighting London's corner, housing, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport, youth | Tags: 9 point plan, Council tax, Cutting waste, Jobs, London, Olympic legacy, Police on the streets, Poster campaign, Transport

03 March 2012

My 9 point plan for London

I hope I am not normally seen as a pessimistic sort of character, but at the Mayoral election on May 3rd I am afraid I see real risks for this city.

The election comes at a critical time for London. Londoners are going through one of the most difficult periods in recent memory. Despite this, we're making progress. Progress that would be put at risk if we were to take the wrong turn now.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London | Tags: 9 point plan, Crime, Greater london, Jobs, Number 10, Olympic legacy, Tube, Value for money

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