27 February 2012

Boris: Support apprenticeships to help unemployed back to work

Boris Johnson has today defended businesses that offer the young a chance of real work, saying they should be praised, not vilified:

We have more and more young people out of work, and who find themselves caught in a catch-22. They are told they can’t get a job unless they have some work experience; and they can’t get any work experience unless someone is willing to give them a job.

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Categories: jobs and skills, London | Tags: Apprenticeships, Experience, Jobs

24 February 2012

London needs you - today!

Boris Backers are a dedicated bunch. You're working every day of the week, pounding the streets of London and taking to social media, to get the word out about Boris's achievements.

Thousands of volunteers are delivering leaflets; using our activist dashboard to write letters to the editor, Tweet achievements, recruit their friends and create campaign events; giving out flyers at stations; knocking on doors and making calls to voters.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, Get Involved, jobs and skills, London, transport | Tags: Activist, Boris backers, Cutting crime, Dashboard, Jobs, Value for money, Volunteer

09 February 2012

Boris's budget passed - council tax cut

Mayor Boris Johnson’s budget for 2012/2013 was passed at its final vote earlier this afternoon. It was passed, including the unprecedented council tax cut, with nine votes in favour, despite all Labour Assembly Members refusing to support it.

This budget secures more for Londoners than ever before and shows the Mayor’s commitment to delivering value for money.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, Fighting London's corner, jobs and skills, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Budget, Council tax cut, London assembly, Mopc

24 January 2012

£1 a day to keep Ken away

There are 100 days to go until Londoners head to the polls to vote for their Mayor.

We're in for a tough fight to stop London being taken backwards.

To compete with Ken Livingstone's union funded and controlled campaign, I need your help.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, Fighting London's corner, Get Involved, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport | Tags: £1 a day, Council tax, Crime, Investment, Jobs, Olympics, Record, Transport, Value for money

19 January 2012

Boris: Join uniformed groups to gain skills

Mayor Johnson today unveiled a new programme to boost job prospects for thousands of young Londoners and steer them away from crime.

In plans outlined during a visit to the Merton Sea Cadets Centre, thousands of young Londoners will have the chance to join uniformed groups like the Guides, Scouts and Cadets, helping them develop vital skills and instil discipline and responsibility. The programme, run by the Safer London Foundation, is aimed at young people particularly at risk of being excluded from education, training or employment.

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Categories: crime, Get Involved, jobs and skills, London, quality of life, youth | Tags: Cadets, Guides, Merton sea cadets, Scots, Team london

19 January 2012

Boris announces Greenwich Peninsula regeneration

Mayor Johnson this week announced a deal to kick-start a major regeneration on the Greenwich Peninsula, creating over 4,000 jobs in the construction of 1,350 new homes by the end of 2015.

Around 10,000 new homes, 600 student beds and 3.5 million square feet of commercial floor space are ultimately planned for the site, transforming an unused old gas works into a prominent new residential, business and leisure community.

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Categories: jobs and skills, London, housing | Tags: Greenwich peninsula, Land release, Regeneration

10 January 2012

HS2 boost for London

Today, the construction of a high speed rail line between London and Birmingham got the go-ahead, creating new opportunities and bringing fresh investment to areas of west London.

The HS2 project was approved after negotiations between Mayor Boris Johnson and the Government resulted in the decision to build a 2.75-mile tunnel to reduce disruptions for local residents. The tunnel will run from Hammersmith & Fulham to Hillingdon, minimizing disruptions for residents between Old Oak Common and Ruislip.

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Categories: economy, Fighting London's corner, jobs and skills, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Crossrail, Economy, Hs2, Jobs, Transport, Tube upgrades

04 January 2012

More jobs for Londoners

New figures today reveal there has been a rise in the number of Londoners employed in the last four years in a massive boost to London's economy.

According to research by the Financial Times, employment in the capital has grown by 2.9% since the first quarter of 2008. At the same time, economic output has also grown.

The growth parallels Boris’s record since May 2008 as Mayor – fighting for investment and creating jobs in the capital.

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Categories: Fighting London's corner, jobs and skills, London, transport, economy | Tags: Crossrail, Economy, Housing, Jobs, Tube upgrade

03 January 2012

Investing to grow London’s economy

Boris Backers were out across the capital today, talking to Londoners and leafleting at stations to get the word out about Mayor Johnson's plans to create jobs and grow the capital's economy.

In a world city we need to keep investing, or we stand still as our rivals overtake us. For years transport investment was neglected, but thanks to record investment under Boris Johnson we are creating jobs now and in the future.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, jobs and skills, London, transport | Tags: Crossrail, Jobs, Transport, Tube upgrade

12 December 2011

Why Polish Londoners should support Boris

As an economist, as well as a Polish Londoner, I believe that Boris is the only candidate who will take this city forward.
 
Poles who live in London - especially those who came here after 2004 - typically either own or are employed by small businesses. Needless to say, it is these types of businesses which are suffering the most from the protracted recession. It is precisely for that reason that it is so important that our Mayor prioritizes help for small businesses.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, jobs and skills, London, quality of life | Tags: Electoral roll, Get involved, High streets, London, Poles, Polish, Small business

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