09 September 2011

Get involved this weekend!

This weekend there are loads of Action Days happening right across London. From Hornchurch, to Hammersmith, we've got something for everyone.

So come out to help us deliver surveys and leaflets or campaign for a couple of by-elections. Check out the list below for more details or visit the BackBoris2012 Events page to find out what's happening near you!

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

02 September 2011

Join the Mayor's Sky Ride

Join Mayor of London Boris Johnson for this year's central London Sky Ride this Sunday, 4 September.

Last week, the Mayor unveiled details of this year's 11.6km central London Sky Ride route which will take tens of thousands of cyclists past some of the capital's most iconic buildings.

The traffic-free streets will put cyclists closer to the London Eye than ever before, with the circular route running across Westminster Bridge, before looping back up past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, up the Mall, out onto Trafalgar Square, down through Whitehall and out onto the river views of The Embankment. The route also passes St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London and London Bridge.

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Categories: Get Involved, London, sport | Tags: Cycling, Get involved, Sky ride

01 September 2011

Share your views on London

By Boris Johnson

A pretty great Londoner (William Shakespeare) once asked: 'What is the city but the people?' before answering: 'The people are the city'. London is the best big city in the world largely because of the people who live in it - you. That is why we want to know how you would take it forward.

As I hope you can tell from this questionnaire we are very proud of what we have achieved over the last three of years. For instance, we froze the Mayor’s share of council tax making taxpayers’ money go further than before. And we have ramped up the fight against crime which is now down by 9% making London the safest it has been for a decade.

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Categories: crime, environment, Get Involved, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport, youth | Tags: Get involved, Share your views, Survey

25 August 2011

BackBoris CF telephone canvassing

Young activists took over CCHQ last evening for CF's fortnightly BackBoris telecanvassing session.

The team spoke with voters in the Chingford area, listening to their priorities for London and their views on Boris's administration. Given recent events, it was no surprise that crime topped many agendas. The majority of people I spoke with were pleased to hear about Boris’s achievements in this key area: a 9% reduction in crime generally and 20% reduction in the number of burglaries, plus over 1,000 more police on the streets by May 2012 than in May 2008. In my view, the statistics speak for themselves.

By the end of the night, we had a great pile of completed questionnaires and loads of new sign-ups to the campaign! A fun and productive evening was had by all.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, Get Involved, London, youth | Tags: Backboris, Cf, Get involved, Telephone canvassing, Youth campaign

23 August 2011

Leafleting at the Oval

The sun was shining on Sunday morning as England played India in the fourth and final Test match at the Oval in Kennington, and whilst the stands were filling up, Boris Backers were out in force to leaflet the crowds as they entered the stadium. We had a really great turnout, with sixteen young activists making their way down to Kennington to help spread the word about Boris’s achievements – cutting crime, freezing council tax, improving public transport and delivering the Olympic Games on time and on budget.

The response from the crowds was very positive, with the majority of people firmly believing that Boris is taking London in the right direction. If you want to help make sure London keeps moving in the right direction, sign up as an Activist at http://www.backboris2012.com/dashboard.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: Cricket, Get involved, Leafleting, Oval, Youth campaign

22 August 2011

Youth campaign update

The BackBoris youth campaign has had a busy summer so far. Young activists have been out and about across London, campaigning hard to make sure the Mayor of London is re-elected, and the support we’ve got has been magnificent.

We've held successful campaign days throughout London and have loads more planned over the next few months. Our Richmond and Kingston teams leafleted at both the Wimbledon Ladies’ Final and the England vs Wales Rugby match at Twickenham, while in the North, we worked with local teams in Harrow and Enfield to help hold Council Seats in by-elections and get the BackBoris2012 message out at the same time.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: Get involved, Youth campaign

09 August 2011

How to help riot victims

We've received loads of messages from Londoners asking how they can help. Several groups have started organising local volunteers. To get involved, please visit these sites or join the discussion on Twitter by following hashtag #riotcleanup.

For all the information on clean up locations, contact details and what to bring if you're able to help, visit:

http://www.riotcleanup.co.uk/

http://www.riotcleanup.com/

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Categories: Get Involved, London | Tags: Clean up london, Get involved, Riots

02 August 2011

And the winner is...

Design #3 by Josh Finch!

Josh's entry cruised to victory with 34% of the vote. This striking design will now become an official Back Boris 2012 t-shirt and be sold in our soon-to-be-launched campaign e-shop.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a design and voted!

We'll have more contests and competitions in the coming months, so watch out for more chances to get involved!

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: Get involved, T-shirt

14 June 2011

Weekend campaigning near you

The Back Boris youth campaign is ramping things up this weekend with five events across the capital.

There will be a mix of street stalls and campaigning events from Richmond to the City, from Enfield to Croydon and right in the centre with one in Trafalgar Square, where the annual West End Live show is taking place.

It's sure to be a fantastic day, so if you haven't already put your name down for one, why not sign up now?

To get involved in one of our events or to hold your own, get in touch with Nabil Najjar on [email protected].

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Categories: crime, Get Involved | Tags: Backboris, Get involved, Youth campaign

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