10 April 2012

Boris speech marks official campaign launch

This morning marked the official launch of my campaign for re-election. I delivered a speech to a packed house in Richmond and wanted to share it with you:

Good morning and thanks for coming.

This election is being fought when Britain has been brought to the brink of bankruptcy. When Londoners have been going through some of the toughest times that we can remember and when the choice is between going back to the high tax, high spending creed of a bunch of taxpayer funded, Châteauneuf-du-Pape swilling, Outer London ignoring, car hating, semi-reformed Trotsyisksts and bendy bus fetishists whose approach to Government helped to get this country into this economic mess;

Or going forward with sensible, moderate and cost-effective government that invests in our future. That creates the conditions for business to grow. And that delivers on its promises.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, Fighting London's corner, housing, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport, youth | Tags: 9 point plan, Apprenticeships, Boris johnson, Campaign, Crime, Housing, London, Olympics, Transport

21 March 2012

This Budget backs London

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Budget to the House of Commons.

This is a Budget for jobs, growth and investment. It will make London more competitive and more attractive to business.

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Budget to the House of Commons.

This is a Budget for jobs, growth and investment. It will make London more competitive and more attractive to business.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, economy, jobs and skills, London, quality of life, transport, youth | Tags: 9 point plan, Budget, Infrastructure, Investment, Jobs, Rail, Skills, Suburban rail

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

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

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

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

17 January 2012

BackBoris on Campus in 2012

As the BackBoris campaign moves into the last few months and Election Day rapidly approaches, the BackBoris on campus is picking up even more momentum. Off the back of a spectacularly successful Fresher’s Fair campaign, where we signed up well over two thousand activists, and three months of solid campaigning, the pace is ratcheting up.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London, youth | Tags: Backboris on campus, Campus, Events, Get involved, Students, Telephone canvassing

09 December 2011

WATCH: Bendy buses off London's roads

At just after midnight tonight, the bendy bus on route 207 from White City to Hayes by-pass will make it's final journey.

Introduced in June 2002 by Ken Livingstone, bendy buses were unsuitable for London's roads. Too often they were involved in dangerous accidents and it was too easy to avoid paying.

Click 'read more' to watch the video and find out more what Boris has delivered for London.

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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: Achievements, Bendy bus, Council tax freeze, Wez

02 December 2011

Boris delivers for Enfield

Living in Enfield, it's nice to finally have a Mayor who doesn’t just pay lip service to working for people living in the outer boroughs.

Take Oyster cards. When they were first introduced, those of us who rely on the overland trains waited and waited to be included. Ken Livingstone promised they would be coming but nothing ever happened. It took Boris Johnson to come in and actually deliver what we wanted.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, jobs and skills, London, transport, youth | Tags: Aylward academy, Enfield, Nightingale academy, North circular, Outer borough, Piccadilly

23 November 2011

BackBoris on Campus Bootcamp

On Wednesday 7th December, the campaign is hosting a special BackBoris on Campus Bootcamp for university students. The evening begins at 6pm in central London with a keynote speech by the Mayor himself.

During the Bootcamp you'll get a strategic insight into campaigning, hear from some of the most experienced campaign directors around and take part in a series of breakout sessions where you will receive some of the best political and media training available. All of which will empower you to go out and campaign effectively on and off campus and play a significant role in returning Boris as Mayor of London on the 3rd of May 2012.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London, youth | Tags: Bootcamp, Campus, Get involved

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