26 May 2011

Hammersmith Campaign Day | Saturday

Excitement is growing ahead of this weekend’s Back Boris Youth Campaign Day in Hammersmith.

Over a hundred young activists are set to descend on the town centre, talking to local residents and spreading the word about Boris's strong record in office - from putting more police on the streets, cutting crime, securing the biggest upgrade of our transport system in 80-years, creating thousands of jobs and apprenticeships and delivering the Olympics on time and on budget.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, Get Involved | Tags: Boris backers, Boris johnson, Campaign day, Hammersmith, London, Mayor, Youth campaign

23 May 2011

Boris trends on Twitter

There was an overwhelming response to Boris Johnson's first ever Twitter Q&A session. The #AskBoris hashtag, used to submit questions, trended in London and reached more than 700,000 people.

Questions ranged from the personal to the political during the half hour session - with transport and cycling two popular topics.

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Categories: London | Tags: Boris johnson, Cycling, London, Mayor, Transport, Twitter

19 May 2011

Olympics venue up for Building of the Year

London's Olympic Games are already up for an award after one of the key venues was selected to compete for Building of the Year.

The Velodrome, with its distinctive sweeping roof and pale pink cladding, was included in the long list for the award, after winning a design award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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Categories: London, Olympics | Tags: Boris johnson, London, Mayor, Olympics, Sport, Velodrome

19 May 2011

Get involved | Hammersmith Campaign Day

Hammersmith is set to see one of the biggest campaign days of the year so far with well over a hundred enthusiastic young Boris supporters expected to turn out. Next Saturday, 28th May, energetic young people from across London will descend on Hammersmith to engage with local residents and show why Boris is the Mayor for young Londoners.  It looks set to be a great time for all involved with campaigners ending the day watching the Champions League final between Man Utd and Barcelona at a local pub.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, Get Involved | Tags: Boris johnson, Campaigning, Canvassing, London, Mayor

18 May 2011

Boris Johnson leads country in jobs drive

Mayor Boris Johnson is set to meet his target of creating 3,000 apprenticeships throughout the GLA group and its suppliers by 2012.

It comes as figures show in the last year more than 1,100 people joined apprenticeship schemes run by the GLA Group and its contractors, while Boris has also ensured jobs for more than 1,000 unemployed people in the past 12 months by requiring GLA suppliers to deliver job and training opportunities as part of the conditions of winning a contract.

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Categories: jobs and skills, London | Tags: Apprenticeships, Boris johnson, Gla, Jobs, London, Mayor, Skills

10 May 2011

Groundswell support for strike law change

Further support for Boris Johnson's call for a tougher strike law emerged today. Both The Times and the Evening Standard have now came out to back the Mayor. In today's leader, the Times (£) writes: "He [Boris Johnson] simply asks that a union ballot in an essential service confers legality on a strike only if 50 per cent of those sent a ballot participate in the vote. This modest idea surely deserves support."

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Categories: London | Tags: Evening standard, London, Strikes, The times, Transport, Unions

05 May 2011

Londoners back booze ban

Nearly 90% of Londoners support Boris Johnson's alcohol ban on public transport, according to new research.
Introduced by Mayor Johnson as one of his first acts in 2008, the booze ban has helped make journeys safer, more pleasant and has reduced the numbers of assaults on Tube staff. Since taking office in 2008, crime on buses is down by 30% and on the Underground and DLR by 25%. The number of assaults on staff fell by 15% between the introduction of the ban in 2008 and 2011.

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Categories: London, transport | Tags: Alcohol ban, Boris johnson, London, Transport, Underground

05 May 2011

Boris renews calls for strike rule change

UPDATE - Speaking in Parliament earlier today, Transport Secretary Phillip Hammond condemned as "highly irresponsible" the RMT's planned strikes.

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Categories: London, transport | Tags: Boris johnson, London, Mayor, Rmt, Strikes, Transport, Unions

26 April 2011

Join the Royal couple's celebrations

While fans are already queuing outside Westminster Abbey for Friday's Royal Wedding, Mayor Boris Johnson is giving the Londoners the chance to take part in the festivities. The Mayor has organised for Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding to be broadcast live on giant screens in Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square. Those attending are being treated as guests and, in keeping with wedding tradition, are encouraged to dress up for the occasion and wear a hat.

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Categories: London | Tags: Hyde park, London, Royal wedding, Trafalgar square

20 April 2011

Safer London leads the country

Figures out today show crime is falling across the country. They also show London is outperforming the rest of the country in certain areas. According to the Home Office statistics drug offences in London have fallen at five times the rate as the rest of the country.


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Categories: crime, London | Tags: Crime, London, Payback london, Police

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