03 May 2012

Last chance to Back Boris

BackBoris 2012 Campaign Director Lynton Crosby just sent this message out to campaign supporters.  Make no mistake, the battle isn't over yet!  Make sure you get out and vote before 10pm tonight.

You’ve heard a lot from me recently about why the election today is so critical.

Londoners face a clear choice between going forwards under Boris’s 9 point plan for a Greater London or back to the divisive politics of the past.

Now, the choice is in your hands.  There are just a few hours left to determine London’s future.  If you haven’t already, please make sure you get out and vote before 10pm tonight.

Find your polling station: http://BackBoris2012.com/HowToVote

Together we can Back Boris and keep Greater London moving forwards.

Lynton Crosby
Campaign Director

Categories: Campaign Updates, London | Tags: Boris johnson, Election, London, Lynton crosby, Vote

01 May 2012

Endorsements roll in for Boris's re-election

In the last few days, Boris has been endorsed by a number of publications who have taken notice of his 9 point plan to secure a Greater London and his strong record of cutting waste and securing investment. We thought we’d share with you what they’re saying and remind you to let us know why you’re backing Boris.

The Evening Standard calls Boris “the right choice for London” and write, “Since his election in 2008, Mr Johnson has campaigned tirelessly for London’s interests, regardless of the complexion of national government.” London is best served by sticking with Boris.

The Daily Mail writes that Boris “is undoubtedly the best man to be Mayor and represent London on the world stage during the Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.” He’s been a tax-cutting and cost-effective mayor, “Boris has frozen council tax for the last four years – saving the average Londoner a cumulative £445 – and plans to cut it by 10 per cent over the next four years.”

Conservative Home makes the case for Boris, who they say has run a “positive, ambitious Mayoralty.” Boris has already achieved a vast amount as Mayor and has been a Mayor for all Londoners. “His mission is not complete and I hope and believe that this week Londoners will give him the power to get on with it.”

The Sunday Telegraph writes of Boris’s determination to do everything that he can to help small businesses. Boris is someone who can be relied on to do what he says and not to make promises that he cannot keep.

The Sunday Times (£) declares that Boris “remains a far better choice than Mr Livingstone” and that he deserves another term as Mayor of London. 

And The Economist “would like Mr Johnson to serve another term.”

Categories: Campaign Updates, London | Tags: Boris johnson, Election, Endorsements, London, Mayor

19 April 2012

Holocaust Remembrance Day

In recognition of the importance of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Boris Johnson today released this statement:

"Every generation has a duty to remember the lessons of one of the darkest periods of our history. I commend the people and organisations involved in raising awareness of the Holocaust because we must never forget the atrocities that took place not so long ago.

"That is why we must continue the tradition of marking Holocaust Remembrance Day here in London.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London | Tags: Holocaust remembrance day, London

10 April 2012

Watch: My Party Election Broadcast

By Boris Johnson

It is an honour to be Mayor of London and in every conversation I have with Londoners I feel a huge sense of responsibility.

Especially now, when times are tough, it is vital that we have a Mayor that works to get the best possible deal for Londoners and this city.

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.

It’s a job that is nobody’s by right. And I’d like to tell you why I am seeking the job again.

As I told those gathered this morning for the official launch of my campaign for re-election, the stakes in this election are high – Britain has been brought to the brink of bankruptcy, and Londoners have been going through some of the toughest times that we can remember.

And 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.

Please take a few minutes and be one of the first to watch my Party Election Broadcast, setting out why I'm seeking the job of Mayor again: http://youtu.be/LmONVlMkCbU

At this critical election vote for me, Boris Johnson, and the Conservatives on Thursday the 3rd of May.

Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, Fighting London's corner, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: 9 point plan, Back boris, Boris johnson, Crime, Investment, London, Peb, Transport

10 April 2012

Boris speech marks official campaign launch

This morning marked the official launch of my campaign for re-election. I delivered a speech to a packed house in Richmond and wanted to share it with you:

Good morning and thanks for coming.

This election is being fought when Britain has been brought to the brink of bankruptcy. When Londoners have been going through some of the toughest times that we can remember and when the choice is between going back to the high tax, high spending creed of a bunch of taxpayer funded, Châteauneuf-du-Pape swilling, Outer London ignoring, car hating, semi-reformed Trotsyisksts and bendy bus fetishists whose approach to Government helped to get this country into this economic mess;

Or going forward with sensible, moderate and cost-effective government that invests in our future. That creates the conditions for business to grow. And that delivers on its promises.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, Fighting London's corner, housing, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport, youth | Tags: 9 point plan, Apprenticeships, Boris johnson, Campaign, Crime, Housing, London, Olympics, Transport

21 March 2012

Why Polish Londoners should register to vote

By Przemek Skwirczynski, Conservative Friends of Poland

Weź sprawy w swoje ręce i zdecyduj, kto będzie rządził Londynem przez kolejne cztery lata!

Szczególnie Ci z nas, którzy przyjechali do Londynu w trakcie ostatniej dekady są często zbyt zapracowani i zajęci rodziną, żeby pamiętać o czynnym udziale w lokalnych wyborach, pomimo, że jako Polacy wszyscy jesteśmy uprawnieni do glosowania.  Żeby ułatwić rejestrację wyborców Electoral Commission (tzn. Komisja Wyborcza) stworzyła portal www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. Oczywiście nadal możemy rejestrować się w tradycyjny sposób, zapisując się na Electoral Roll, czego można dokonać poprzez Council (Urząd Dzielnicowy) – pocztą lub poprzez stronę internetową Urzędu.

Jesteśmy bardzo liczną i rozpoznawalną mniejszością w Londynie i możemy mieć rzeczywisty wpływ na władzę w mieście. Co więcej, uważam, że jak najbardziej powinniśmy tę siłę wykorzystać i spowodować wybór najbardziej korzystnego dla nas kandydata. W końcu ogromna większość z nas ciężko pracuje – czy to prowadząc własne interesy, czy będąc zatrudnionymi w firmach – a zatem płaci podatki, o rozgospodarowaniu których możemy właśnie decydować oddając głosy w wyborach. Ponadto, pokolenie Polaków, które przyjechało do Londynu w trakcie ostanich lat, zakłada obecnie rodziny, a więc nagle sprawy szkolnictwa, bezpieczeństwa, czystości, czy transportu zaczynają mieć dla nas większe znaczenie. O tych sprawach również decydują władze lokalne – w naszym przypadku Mer Londynu.

Podsumowując, do 18. kwietnia możemy rejestrować się na liście wyborców do majowych wyborów Mera Londynu, ale żeby uniknąć komplikacji proponuję rejestrować się już. Poza tym, jeżeli chcecie, podobnie jak ja, by Londyn nadal wspierał przedsiębiorczość, żeby podatki ( w tym council tax) były utrzymywane na poziomie minimalnym, żeby było bezpieczniej poprzez zwiększoną obecność policji, żeby szkoły stawały się coraz lepsze i inwestowano więcej w miejski transport – wtedy zapoznajcie się bardziej szczegółowo z obecnymi dokonaniami oraz programem Borisa na kolejne cztery lata.

 

English translation:

Take matters into your own hands and decide who will run London for the next four years!

Although as Poles we are all entitled to vote, we often find that we are too busy with work or family matters to remember to take part in the local elections – this may be especially true of those of us who came to live in London over the past decade. With that in mind and in order to facilitate the registration of voters the Election Commission has created a portal called www.aboutmyvote.co.uk. We can of course still register in traditional ways - by enrolling on the Electoral Roll - either by post, or through our local council website.

We are a very large and visible minority in London and as such we could have a real impact on the city’s authorities. I believe that we should take advantage of this strength and influence the election of the candidate who is most aligned with our needs. Vast majority of us work hard running our own businesses or working for companies, and hence contributing a lot in tax revenues - we can decide on how these are spent by casting our votes in elections. Moreover, the generation of young Poles who came to London over the recent years may now or soon be starting their families, which is why such matters as education, safety, clean streets and transport are gaining importance. These issues are largely a responsibility of the local authorities - in our case: the Mayor of London.

In summary, you can register to vote on 3 May 2012 London Mayor elections by 18 April, but to avoid disappointment I advise you to register now. Besides, if (like me) you want London to welcome entrepreneurship, with taxes (including council tax) kept at minimum, better safety due to increased police presence, proper schools and an increased investment in London’s transport, then take a closer look at the to-date achievements and Boris’s programme for the next four years.

Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved, London | Tags: 3 may, Electoral roll, Get involved, London, Poles, Polish, Vote

07 March 2012

Help keep our poster campaign running

The BackBoris campaign has had an eventful few days. Mayor Boris Johnson laid out his 9 point plan for a Greater London, and we launched our poster campaign, highlighting Boris’s clear vision for securing the city’s future and holding Ken Livingstone to account for his broken promises.

Unlike Ken Livingstone, we don’t have the trade union bosses funding our campaign, so we need your help to keep our posters up.

Please donate today to ensure that we can keep our adverts up and keep Ken out of City Hall: www.backboris2012.com/donate

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Fighting London's corner, Get Involved, London | Tags: 9 point plan, Donate, London, Posters

05 March 2012

9 point plan poster launch

Boris Johnson this weekend set out his nine point plan to secure a Greater London, in a speech on Saturday and then at the launch of the poster campaign on Sunday.

1,000 posters will go up across London - from Croydon to Enfield and Hillingdon to Havering. They detail Boris’s determination to end the waste and mismanagement of the previous Mayor to free up money to pay for a strong plan for London’s future.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, crime, economy, environment, Fighting London's corner, housing, jobs and skills, London, Olympics, quality of life, sport, transport, youth | Tags: 9 point plan, Council tax, Cutting waste, Jobs, London, Olympic legacy, Police on the streets, Poster campaign, Transport

02 March 2012

£3.5m to further cut youth re-offending rates

As part of his vision for a safer London, Mayor Boris Johnson has announced £3.5 million of funding to further address youth re-offending over the next three years.

The grant will help support 14-17 year olds who have been remanded or sentenced to custody as they transition to release, motivating them to take advantage of educational opportunities, training and employment prospects.

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Categories: crime, London, youth | Tags: Crime, Feltham, Heron unit, London, Re-offending

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

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