Mayor's press releases

International speakers to join Mayor at major conference debating education
8 November 2013

The Mayor's Education Conference 2013 will bring together London and national school leaders and international experts to debate what action is required to ensure schoolchildren in the capital receive a world class education that gives them the skills, knowledge and creativity needed for...

Mayor awards around £70,000 for drug intervention programme in Bexley
7 November 2013

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has given £67,677 funding to the London Borough of Bexley to cut drug-related crime through a drug intervention programme for offenders. 

Buses to run on ‘chip fat’ in pilot scheme
7 November 2013

• Used cooking oil and other food waste products are being used to fuel London’s red buses in significant quantity for the first time

New London Schools Atlas puts information and transparency at the heart of education in the capital
7 November 2013

A new interactive online map of London is being launched today, which provides a uniquely detailed and comprehensive picture of London schools, current patterns of attendance and potential future demand for places across the capital.

Future for London cycling starts here as Mayor opens first fully-segregated Barclays Cycle Superhighway
6 November 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today launched the first fully-segregated section of Barclays Cycle Superhighway and unveiled plans for similar improvements elsewhere on the road network.

Mayor challenges more employers to get involved as he announces increase in London Living Wage
4 November 2013

• Number of accredited London companies paying London Living Wage increases 174 per cent

• New sign ups include National Portrait Gallery, Pearson and Oxfam

Mayor welcomes World Islamic Economic Forum to London for the 1st time
28 October 2013

•         Excel hosts 17 world leaders and 2,300 delegates for three days of discussion
•         120 countries represented at first ever WIEF outside of a Muslim country

Mayor to make Haringey Britain’s first electric bike borough
24 October 2013

Electrically-assisted bicycles will become a common sight on the streets of North London after the borough of Haringey was chosen to trial Britain’s first “Barclays Bike-style” electric cycle hire scheme.

Anoushka Shankar to perform at Mayor's Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square
24 October 2013

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is set to perform at the Mayor of London's Diwali Festival, which takes place in Trafalgar Square on Sunday 27 October. Londoners from all communities, as well as visitors to the capital, are invited to attend the free event, which features a line-up...

Bienvenue à Londres - Mayor hails return of Tour de France to the capital’s streets
23 October 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has hailed the return of the world’s cycling superstars to the capital as the final Tour de France 2014 route was today unveiled in Paris.

Mayor says Hong Kong airport shows how UK can deliver long term economic growth and prosperity
17 October 2013

The Mayor of London visited an airport built using land reclaimed from the sea today and said that no-one should doubt that Britain could show the same ingenuity and skill in building the new hub airport the country so desperately needed to replace Heathrow.

Older Londoners bring £53 billion boost to the economy
17 October 2013

Londoners over 50 contribute an impressive £53 billion to the economy a new report commissioned by the Mayor has revealed, dispelling stereotypes that older people are a burden on their families and the public purse.

Mayor welcomes 10 Chinese businesses as they sign up to London’s £1bn Royal Docks project
15 October 2013
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has today welcomed pledges from ten Chinese businesses who have committed to office space in the much anticipated £1bn Asian Business Port development in London’s Royal Albert Dock.
Architect announced to redesign London’s new Policing HQ
14 October 2013
  • New Met HQ will provide a modern site fit for 21st Century policing
  • Sale of current HQ- New Scotland Yard (NSY) - will provide significant capital to reinvest in frontline policing.
Mayor urges thousands more Chinese students to study in London
14 October 2013
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today urged Chinese students to reap the benefits of the lucrative global market by joining more than 100,000 international students already pursuing their education at one of London’s top Universities.