12 April 2012

21 days

By Boris Johnson

There are just three weeks before Londoners head to the polls to choose their Mayor and the stakes in this election are high.

Over the last four years I’ve been getting on with my plan to turn things around because this is the most important job I’ll ever do. And on Tuesday, at the official launch of my campaign, I set out my vision for securing Greater London's future.

But there is more to do - I feel like a man who has built half a bridge. I can see the other side and what needs to be done.

And to build the rest of the bridge, I need your help. Supporters like you are the backbone of my campaign and your commitment is critical to getting out our message across the capital.

That is why today I am asking you to sign up as a volunteer, if you haven't done so already. With your help we can reach even more Londoners in these final three weeks.


Teams of volunteers are already working hard across London, leafleting stations, knocking on doors and phoning voters.

The Battle Bus will be continuing it's tour of the boroughs and our call centres will be open across London every afternoon and evening from now until May 3rd, so there is plenty to get stuck in to: www.backboris2012.com/events

The choice on 3rd May is very clear – between lurching back to the high-taxing, discredited and divisive approach of my predecessor, or going forward with four more years of sensible, responsible and cost-effective government in London.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the campaign.

Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: 3 may, Battle bus, Leaflet, Phone canvass, Volunteer

23 March 2012

Join the BackBoris Battle Bus!

By Taz Campbell, Tower Hamlets

I have a confession to make: I'm addicted to the Back Boris Borough Battle Bus!

What did it? Simple: Who we are and what we love.

My first trip on the Boris Bus came on Wednesday to Brent. I wasn't sure what or whom to expect when I arrived, but as we boarded and drove off, it became clear that we were in for a day of hard work and great fun.

And then, the Mayor joined us. As usual...he was on fire! The atmosphere was great and fueled by our group's enthusiasm.

We came in different colours, genders, accents, lifestyles and sizes. We were white, black and everything in between. We came from as far away as Essex and Los Angeles, dressed in suits, in jeans, in skirts. Women, men, UK-born, overseas-born, gay, straight - our languages were many, our message was one: Back Boris and his 9 point plan to secure a Greater London.

We love London with all our hearts.

So I'm getting back on the bus next Wednesday and I hope to meet even more of you and share in a great day of a common goal...loving London even more.

Love London? Back Boris 2012 and join us on the bus!

Tomorrow: http://www.backboris2012.com/events/details/BusMar24
Monday: http://www.backboris2012.com/events/details/BusMar26

Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: 9 point plan, Battle bus, Get involved

16 March 2012

Back Boris Borough Battle Bus launches

The Back Boris Borough Battle Bus launches its unprecedented tour of London's 32 boroughs today!

Boris Backers will fill the bus over the next seven weeks leading up to election day on 3 May, taking the message of Boris's 9 point plan to every corner of the capital, in a first for any mayoral campaign.

The tour will give as many Londoners as possible the chance to question the Mayor about his progress over the past 4 years and hear his 9 point plan for securing Greater London's future.

One of Boris's promises in 2008 was to run the most open and honest administration in Britain. With official figures showing that he visited 31 of the 32 boroughs in London more times between 2008 and 2012 than his predecessor managed between 2004 and 2008, the Mayor is committed to hearing from Londoners and reporting back to them on his time in office.

Boris Johnson said: "This election comes at a critical time. Londoners are going through one of the toughest periods in recent memory. Despite this there are signs of progress which I will continue with my 9 point plan for Greater London.

"Our unprecedented Back Boris borough battle bus tour will continue my record of getting out to almost all London’s boroughs more times in four years than Mr Livingstone did in eight and I look forward to meeting with residents and businesses and discussing my plans to secure a Greater London."

Back Boris Borough Battle Bus

Back Boris Borough Battle Bus

Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: 32 boroughs, 9 point plan, Battle bus, Progress report