26 March 2012

My Transport Manifesto

Today I am launching my transport manifesto. It's a critical part of my 9 point plan for a Greater London.

A world class city should have a world class transport system that is safe, efficient, economical and reliable. A transport system that uses modern technology to meet the changing needs of Londoners and to guarantee long term sustainable lower fares.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, transport | Tags: Boris bikes, Boris johnson, Buses, Congestion, Crossrail, Cycle hire, Freedom pass, Investment, Manifesto, Rail, Roadworks, Suburban rail, Transport, Tube, Unions

30 January 2012

Tube more efficient under Boris

Boris Johnson has fought tirelessly to improve London transport since he entered office and today Channel 4 News FactCheck confirmed what we already knew: the underground is more efficient today than it was under Ken Livingstone, and there have been fewer disruptive delays to Londoners’ travel under Boris.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London, quality of life, transport | Tags: Factcheck, Tube, Unions

16 June 2011

Young activists highlight Ken's union links

Last night twelve of us young Boris Backers took to the streets outside Labour Campaign HQ, where Ken Livingstone and Ed Miliband were meeting, to distribute leaflets outlining Ken Livingstone’s abysmal record and his links to the RMT and Trade Union movement.

In just an hour, hundreds leaflets were distributed, both to Labour activists and the general public, and many were surprised to hear about Ken Livingstone’s poor record on council tax – increasing it by 153%, and disturbed to hear about his close connections to Bob Crow, RMT boss and strike fanatic, who last week offered to fund the Labour candidate’s campaign.

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Categories: Campaign Updates, London | Tags: Bob crow, Campaigning, Ed miliband, Ken livingstone, Rmt, Unions

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

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