Mayor's press releases

Mayor of London condemns highly predictable and catastrophic third runway plan
1 July 2015

The Mayor of London has described the Airports Commission decision to recommend that a third runway be built at Heathrow as highly predictable, short-termist and completely politically undeliverable.

Victoria Hills named Chief Executive Officer of Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation
29 June 2015

Victoria Hills has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC).

Pure electric double-decker London bus trial announced at world-first Clean Bus Summit
29 June 2015

The world’s first purpose-built purely electric double-decker bus will enter passenger service in London this year, Mayor Boris Johnson announced today, as he hosted representatives and major bus manufacturers from across the globe at City Hall for the first ever global Clean Bus Summit.

Boris Johnson welcomes London's Pride celebrations
26 June 2015

Large crowds are anticipated for this year's Pride celebrations, which take place tomorrow (Saturday 27 June) and the Mayor of London has a message for everyone taking part in one of the city's largest public events of the year.

Mayor hails 150th anniversary of The Knowledge and sets out vision for 21st Century taxi trade
25 June 2015
The Mayor today (Thursday 25 June) met with newly ‘badged’ black cab drivers at City Hall and set out his vision for a 21st century taxi trade, emphasising his commitment to ensure that it maintains its position as ...
Mayor of London announces four more Housing Zones to fast-track 12,000 new homes
25 June 2015

• 15 out of 20 planned Housing Zones now announced
• Significant progress made on affordable housing
• Target of 50,000 new homes from Housing Zones within reach

Mayor considers £10bn ‘megafund’ as option to boost drug development
25 June 2015

Plans to create a £10bn ‘megafund’ that would make it easier for pharmaceutical companies in London and across the country to develop groundbreaking new drugs and treatments is one of a number of options that will be discussed today at a special conference hosted by the Mayor o

100 hours ‘experience of work’ for every child from seven
25 June 2015

School pupils in London should receive 100 hours experience of the world of work starting from the age of seven, according to London’s business leaders and politicians.

Armed Forces honoured with ceremony at City Hall
22 June 2015

The Mayor of London and the London Assembly joined members of the British Armed Forces today for a flag raising ceremony at City Hall, to honour the bravery and commitment of service personnel past and present, ahead of Armed Forces Day

London joins towns and cities across the UK for first National Busking Day
22 June 2015

Performers from around the world take to streets and railway stations across the UK for first National Busking Day on 18 July, including Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Canterbury, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Margate, Newcastle-Gateshead, Norwich...

Mayor of London launches major drive to boost connectivity in capital
17 June 2015

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is today (Wednesday, June 17) launching two initiatives to help make the capital the best connected city in Europe and boost affordable access to superfast connections for homes and small businesses.

London cements position as tech capital of Europe at launch of London Technology Week
15 June 2015

Five years since the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson MP and the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron launched the Tech City Initiative, new research shows London has cemented its position as the most important tech hub in Europe and is forecast to boost its economy by £18bn in 2015.

Twitter, Citi and the CIPD sign up to the Mayor’s Team London Skill-UP programme this Small Charity Week
15 June 2015

The Mayor of London today announced the launch of Team London Skill-UP, a brand new programme that will see London’s top companies volunteer their time to train and advise small charities, to help to bridge the skills gap preventing many of them from growing.

Mayor of London visits the Maypole Project for sick and disabled young Londoners
11 June 2015

The Mayor of London visited The Maypole Project today (Thursday 11th June) to see how £10,000 from his Team London Small Grants Innovation Fund has helped to recruit an extra 10 specialist volunteers to get children and young people with complex medical needs involved in sports through the...

Nearly 2,000 homes and new train station to transform Beam Park
9 June 2015

The Mayor of London has confirmed plans for an empty piece of industrial land in Rainham to be transformed into a new neighbourhood with thousands of homes and a train station with easy access to central London, accelerating the regeneration of east London and opening the way to the creation of...