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

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

02 March 2012

48 ways to help Boris this weekend

This weekend we’re calling all Boris Backers to get involved! We've got fantastic campaign events happening all over Greater London - from street stalls and canvassing, to leafleting and tube action there are 48 events for you to help Back Boris and maintain the staggering momentum we've built up.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: Action days, Canvassing, Get involved, Street stalls

02 March 2012

£3.5m to further cut youth re-offending rates

As part of his vision for a safer London, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced £3.5 million of funding to further address youth re-offending over the next three years.

The grant will help support 14-17 year olds who have been remanded or sentenced to custody as they transition to release, motivating them to take advantage of educational opportunities, training and employment prospects.

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Categories: crime, London, youth | Tags: Crime, Feltham, Heron unit, London, Re-offending

02 March 2012

Transport investment cannot be put at risk

Today, new official figures show that Tube reliability is at its highest performance levels in a decade. Passenger numbers are soaring on London Underground and average delays are at their lowest since 2003/04 according to the latest performance figures.

Such news shows that Boris Johnson’s investment in the Tube is working - delivering real benefits for Londoners, improving infrastructure and growing London’s economy.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, economy, jobs and skills, London, transport | Tags: Crossrail, Investment, London underground, Tube upgrades

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