17 February 2012

What do you love about London?

The Mayoral election on 3 May comes at a critical time. Londoners are going through one of the toughest periods in recent memory. Despite this, there are signs of progress coming from the fresh and honest approach. The same fresh-thinking that has delivered the world's most successful bike hire scheme.

Boris's determination to end the waste and mismanagement of the previous Mayor has freed up the money to pay for a strong plan for our future - helping to keep London the greatest city in the world.

Our campaign to get Boris re-elected is built on ordinary Londoners from across the city and we want to know what you love about your city.

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

16 February 2012

Boris: I'll cut council tax every year

In an unprecedented move, Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged today that he will cut council tax every year if re-elected on 3rd May. This is part of his plan to keep Council Tax low that has seen three years of council tax freezes. In his recently approved budget he went one step further and cut council tax for the first time - setting a very clear direction of travel.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Fighting London's corner, London | Tags: Budget, Council tax cut

14 February 2012

Cycle hire scheme expands

With nearly 10 million hires since its launch 18 months ago, Boris Johnson’s popular Barclays Cycle Hire scheme is expanding and, as of 8 March, the iconic bikes will be available for the first time beyond central London.

2,300 more bikes and an extra 4,800 docking stations are currently being installed. The scheme will be available across the whole of Tower Hamlets as well as north Shoreditch in Hackney, Camden Town, Canary Wharf and Westfield White City.

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Categories: London, transport | Tags: Barclays cycle hire, Camden town, Canary wharf, Hackney, Shoredtich, Tower hamlets, White city

10 February 2012

Boris and Met crack down on gangs

In an unprecedented strike against gang violence, Boris Johnson announced a new task force on Wednesday specifically dedicated to eradicating gang violence across London. The 1,000 strong London Gangs Task Force will monitor gang activity and work throughout London boroughs.

Officers got straight to work at dawn Wednesday morning. In their first day of activity, more than 300 raids took place. They made more than 200 arrests and executed over 150 arrest warrants. Officers seized items including 1kg of heroin, cocaine, firearms and £34,000 in cash amongst other contraband.

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Categories: crime, Fighting London's corner, London | Tags: Crime, Gangs task force, The met

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

06 February 2012

Help pass Boris's council tax cut

Families in London are feeling the financial pressure. That's why Boris Johnson is working hard to keep a lid on the prices he controls whenever he can. It's why he stopped Ken Livingstone's £25 tax on family cars and ended 8 years of council tax hikes which cost the average family almost £1,000.

Now, Boris is fighting to cut council tax in his proposed budget as part of his plan to invest in Greater London's future, and he needs your help to ensure that it gets passed.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Fighting London's corner, Get Involved, London, quality of life | Tags: Boris budget, Campaign update, Council tax, Letter to editor

01 February 2012

Boris: Help me cut your council tax

Now more than ever, the responsibility of any Mayor is to treat every penny of Londoners' money with care. Because it's not my money. It's yours. 

And it will only ever be used on the things that take London forward. To invest in transport infrastructure, put more police on the streets, make the Olympics a success and build more affordable housing.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Fighting London's corner, London | Tags: Council tax cut, Council tax freeze, Value for money

30 January 2012

Boris secures £90m to keep police numbers high

Mayor Boris Johnson has secured £90m to keep police numbers high on London's streets, despite the harsh economic climate.

The grant from the Home Office follows last week's news that 700 new police officers will be sworn in over the next two months. And with this increase, the number of police on London’s streets will top 32,320 by March 31 – meaning that under Boris Johnson, there will be 1,000 more police officers on the streets.

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Categories: crime, Fighting London's corner, London | Tags: Crime, Police on the streets

30 January 2012

Tube more efficient under Boris

Boris Johnson has fought tirelessly to improve London transport since he entered office and today Channel 4 News FactCheck confirmed what we already knew: the underground is more efficient today than it was under Ken Livingstone, and there have been fewer disruptive delays to Londoners’ travel under Boris.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Factcheck, Tube, Unions

30 January 2012

Phone canvassing Enfield North

On Thursday we called over 1,000 homes in Enfield North from the BackBoris2012 call centre. Yes, 1,000 homes in our constituency, a key priority for the Mayoral elections and a marginal that we are permanently campaigning in.

With 30 canvassers hitting the phones, over a two and a half hour period we covered homes in all of our target wards, learning about residents key concerns and hearing a heartening level of support for Boris. There was also a large level of hostility raised to the Labour council's ridiculous introduction of Sunday parking charges, showing that our local campaigning is resonating with voters.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved | Tags: Enfield north, Phone canvassing

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