07 November 2011

More police officers on Havering's streets

With less than six months to go before London goes to the polls to elect its next Mayor I urge all Londoners to remember the many great achievements of our current mayor Boris Johnson.

And here in Havering, Boris is making a difference and taking our borough forward. We have benefited from a freeze in council tax payments, much welcomed in these tough times and very different from the 153% rise imposed by Ken Livingstone.

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Categories: crime, environment, Fighting London's corner, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Achievements, Havering, Hornchruch, Rainham, Romford

03 November 2011

Six months to go - Show your support!

In six months Londoners will elect the Mayor who will govern their city until 2016.

Boris Johnson needs your help to be re-elected on 3 May 2012 and to keep the capital moving in the right direction.

London has come a long way since Boris became Mayor as he delivers on his promises to make London safer, invest in a creaking transport network to make it more reliable and keep the cost of living down.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, environment, Fighting London's corner, Get Involved, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport, youth | Tags: Election, Eshop, Get involved, Vox pops

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

21 September 2011

TalkLondon - Sutton

Writing today on the City Hall blog, Mayor Boris Johnson invites Londoners to TalkLondon in Sutton tomorrow night to share their views on rebuilding community spirit, crime and the Met Police:

Just over a week ago, I was delighted to announce the appointment of Bernard Hogan-Howe as the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

Bernard has a fantastic track record in cracking down on crime, and I was particularly impressed by his promise to build a Met that criminals fear and the police are proud of.

He has also promised to make the Met more open and transparent, and to restore the public’s faith in the institution after a challenging summer.

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Categories: crime, Get Involved, London, youth | Tags: Sutton, Talklondon

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

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

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

28 August 2011

£12 for 2012 donor meeting

Having seen what Boris has achieved so far, I decided to show my backing by making a donation to the BackBoris2012 re-election campaign. I was fortunate to be picked out of a hat amongst a few other people to meet him. I found Boris a very friendly and down to earth man who is passionate about London, its people and businesses.

He explained what he is doing to get normality to the areas affected by the riots and improve London’s image on the international scene. He answered questions on various topics including putting more police on the streets, cutting crime, making the Olympics a success and his lane rental scheme for cutting congestion. Having met Boris, I am now even a stronger supporter of him and recommend everyone to support and vote for him.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, London, Olympics, quality of life, youth | Tags: £12 for 2012, Fundraising, Online campaign

25 August 2011

BackBoris CF telephone canvassing

Young activists took over CCHQ last evening for CF's fortnightly BackBoris telecanvassing session.

The team spoke with voters in the Chingford area, listening to their priorities for London and their views on Boris's administration. Given recent events, it was no surprise that crime topped many agendas. The majority of people I spoke with were pleased to hear about Boris’s achievements in this key area: a 9% reduction in crime generally and 20% reduction in the number of burglaries, plus over 1,000 more police on the streets by May 2012 than in May 2008. In my view, the statistics speak for themselves.

By the end of the night, we had a great pile of completed questionnaires and loads of new sign-ups to the campaign! A fun and productive evening was had by all.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, Get Involved, London, youth | Tags: Backboris, Cf, Get involved, Telephone canvassing, Youth campaign

17 August 2011

£20m for Croydon & Tottenham

Tottenham and Croydon will be transformed through major regeneration, Mayor of London Boris Johnson pledged today.

The areas, two of the worst hit during the recent riots, will benefit from a £20 million 'London Enterprise Fund' given by Government to be directly invested by the Mayor in Croydon and Tottenham. This fund comes on top of both Boris Johnson's £50 million regeneration fund, as well as the Outer London Fund.

Working with local residents, businesses and the councils, the Mayor and his team will identify how the fund can secure the maximum regeneration impact. The 'London Enterprise Fund' is designed to enable rapid improvements, so the money could be used for things like rebuilding affected properties, providing business rate relief, investing in transport infrastructure and supporting local employment.

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Categories: crime, Fighting London's corner, London | Tags: Croydon, London enterprise fund, Outer london fund, Regeneration, Tottenham

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