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

17 January 2012

BackBoris/CF New Year phone canvassing

Last night we made hundreds of calls to voters across London as 30 activists gathered to get out the message about Boris's achievement's as Mayor - including cutting crime, investing in transport, freezing council tax, delivering the Olympics on time and under budget and creating opportunities for young people.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: Campaign updates, Get involved, Phone canvassing

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

12 January 2012

Help Boris deliver 4th council tax freeze

Londoners voted for Boris as their Mayor on the promise of providing value for money and keeping your taxes low.

And he has delivered. Boris has frozen his share of your council tax for 3 years in a row. This has helped many Londoners who suffered 8 years of rises under Ken Livingstone, costing the average household almost £1,000.

Mayor Johnson has now published his draft budget so you can see exactly where your money is going to be spent.

Again he wants to freeze your council tax - for the fourth year in a row.

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

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

06 January 2012

Barnet welcomes 'Boris Bus'

I was delighted to welcome the new Routemaster, or 'Boris Bus' as they will inevitably be known, to Golders Green. The new bus will replace Ken Livingstone's hated giant bendy buses - now completely banished from the capital, as promised by Boris. Golders Green was one of the last places to lose the original Routemaster and I know will enthusiastically welcome it back in its new modern form.

Scrapping bendy-buses has saved some £7m as they were notorious for fare dodging. In contrast the new Boris Bus will be suited to Barnet's roads, environmentally friendly and when a conductor is on board passengers will be again able to hop on and off using the rear open platform.

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Categories: London, transport | Tags: Barnet, Golders green, Mike freer, New bus for london, Routemaster

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

19 December 2011

Taking Richmond in the right direction

By John Ffooks, Richmond resident

Richmond is one of those outer London Boroughs so neglected by the previous incumbent in City Hall. Living in Zone 4 and seeing how we were treated just made we wonder if that was our lot in life - high Council Tax and poor services. Now that we have Boris in charge Zone 4 is valued as highly as Zone 1.

For example, I use the bus a lot to get around the borough and it's clear to see how Boris has made people's lives easier and better: from easy on-off kerbside bus access for the less mobile, to countdown displays for every stop so you always know how long you'll have to wait. Sadly, Boris hasn't been able to change London's weather, but fingers crossed for the second term.

Added to that, I can now top up my pay-as-you-go Oyster on overground rail for my occasional ventures into the centre of town – only possible because Boris leant so heavily on the train operating companies to look after passenger interests not just their own. And when I do go into town and am rushing for an appointment, I know I can afford to take a cab because the traffic lights have been re-sequenced and I won’t pay just to sit in traffic.

It goes on: my Council Tax is down in real terms, and he’s not littering the streets with The Londoner, Ken Livingstone's propaganda sheet which we all paid for but no one ever read. There are more bobbies on the beat too, which as a father of young children is a real comfort. And there will be more activities for my children as they grow up thanks to Boris’ Olympic legacy – even out in Richmond!

But the best thing about Boris is that he does more with less. If that isn’t worth turning out to support, nothing is.

Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, quality of life, transport | Tags: Bus, Crime, Oyster, Richmond, Transport, Value for money

16 December 2011

K&C benefits from Boris's hard work

When you’re working hard, watching your budget, and feel that sometimes keeping all the plates spinning is an impossible task, you have little patience for politicians who make gimmicky announcements  - you want a Mayor who just get things done. Most importantly, you want a Mayor who focuses on the practical things which make your life better and your community safer.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, Fighting London's corner, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Circle line, Council tax freeze, Kensington and chelsea, Police on the streets, Wez

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