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.

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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

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

05 October 2011

WATCH: Boris speaks to Conference

Mayor of London Boris Johnson spoke to the 128th Annual Conservative Party Conference yesterday, highlighting his strong record of cutting crime in the capital, putting more police on the streets, greening the city, encouraging business and creating opportunities for young people.

For a transcript of the speech, click here or watch it below:

Categories: Campaign Updates, London | Tags: Achievements, Conference, Record, Speech

01 June 2011

Boris has news for you!

Millions of Londoners are today receiving their copies of the Boris Record detailing the Mayor's achievements in office.

The newspapers are tailored to each of the capital's boroughs and have been paid for by voluntary donations - not taxpayers' money.

They detail how Boris is leading the charge to improve local transport links, freezing his share of your council tax and how putting more police on the streets has led to fall in crime in your neighbourhoods.

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Categories: Campaign Updates | Tags: Achievements, Boris johnson, Council tax, Crime, London, Police, Record, Transport

15 April 2011

WATCH: Boris takes a tour of District Line upgrade work

After cancelling Labour's disastrous PPP contract, Boris Johnson has overseen the biggest investment in London's transport in 80 years. Take a look to see what's happening.

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Categories: London, transport | Tags: Achievements, London, Transport, Tube upgrade

01 April 2011

Boris delivers on London 2012 preparations

The chief Olympics inspector today praised London's preparations for next summer's Games, saying the capital is at the same stage as Athens was the day before the Games opened there in 2004. The Olympic Stadium has already been completed, trees and plants are taking root around the site, and an entire block within the athlete's village is finished.

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Categories: London, Olympics | Tags: Achievements, London, Olympics

29 March 2011

Importance of transforming transport

Boris's announcement on the greatest investment in the capital's transport system in 80 years is a major boost for London's commuters. Our Victorian-era underground system had long suffered from neglect and under-investment. This was typified by Labour's disastrous PPP contract which transferred management to Metronet, which went into administration, and TubeLines, which got bought out because they couldn't do the job.

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Categories: transport | Tags: Achievements, Investment, London, Transport

29 March 2011

Olympic Stadium - on time and under budget

The Olympic Stadium was today completed in record time, on schedule and under budget, in another success for London's Games. Boris Johnson declared construction of the landmark venue finished as the last piece of turf was laid by Olympic officials. Its completion means London broke the world record for completing an Olympic stadium, taking just 1,000 days to complete the 80,000-seat venue. The final £486million bill came in £10 million under budget.

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Tags: Achievements, Delivering for london, London, Olympics

23 March 2011

Boris secures London enterprise zone

Boris Johnson has secured another great deal for London from central government in today's Budget.

The capital has just been named in the Budget as the location of one of the country's 11 new enterprise zones. These enterprise zones will help create jobs and opportunities and make London one of the most competitive environments for business in the world.

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Categories: Fighting London's corner | Tags: Achievements, Business, Jobs, London