Mayor's press releases

Multi million pound deal confirmed to support new jobs and skills in the capital
7 July 2014

The Mayor of London has welcomed £236m of Government funding that will be used to help create thousands of new jobs in the capital.

Consultation launches to seek views on tackling hate crime in London
4 July 2014

The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime is seeking the views of Londoners and organisations, in order to increase the confidence of communities to report hate crimes to the police, better support victims and to ensure more effective enforcement against perpetrators of hate crime.

Mayor announces plans for Liberty Festival
3 July 2014

UK's groundbreaking showcase of Deaf and disabled artists returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as cultural centrepiece of National Paralympic Day

Mayor announces record £125 million raised from Met estate sales to reinvest in
3 July 2014

• Sales of 32 under-used sites have delivered £125m to be reinvested in frontline policing – 3 x original estimate
• £12.5m savings in full year running costs – equivalent to annual cost of 200 police officers

National Paralympic Day featuring Mayor's Liberty Festival set to make a splash as it returns for 2014
3 July 2014

For the first time since the London 2012 Paralympic Games, international swimmers will once again compete in the iconic London Aquatics Centre. Tickets go on sale at 9am tomorrow (Friday) for this major sporting event, being held as part of National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’...

Darcey Bussell and the Mayor of London launch Big Dance 2014
2 July 2014

Big Dance Special Ambassador Darcey Bussell and Mayor of London Boris Johnson have launched Big Dance 2014, which runs from from 5 – 13 July

Mayor joins forces with BT Chairman to urge employers to recognise the value of volunteering
30 June 2014
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will join forces with Sir Michael Rake, BT Chairman and President of the CBI, at the BT Tower later today, to urge London businesses to recognise the benefits of volunteering to their staff.
Mayor welcomes new citizens from every London borough in City Hall ceremony
30 June 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today welcomed 33 new citizens representing each of London’s boroughs at a ceremony in City Hall.

Mayor publishes planning guidance to protect character of London
27 June 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today (Friday, June 27) published detailed planning guidance to ensure that future developments enhance the rich character of the city.


Mayor announces David Goldstone to lead London Legacy Development Corporation
27 June 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that David Goldstone CBE has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).

Mayor frees up public land and buildings to deliver 11 new schools for London
26 June 2014

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today announced that he has freed up public land and property to speed up the delivery of 11 schools in the capital, providing places for around 7,300 pupils, nine of which will be free schools.

Volunteer army out in force at fan parks to welcome Tour de France to London
26 June 2014

An army of volunteers will be hitting the streets of the capital to help ensure the success of London’s stage of the epic Tour de France cycle race on Monday 7th July.


New report highlights billions of benefits and thousands of jobs provided by a new hub airport across the UK
24 June 2014

A new report by York Aviation and Oxford Economics published today (24 June) highlights how a decision on where to build new airport capacity in the southeast is of paramount importance to every major city and region in Great Britain.

Mayor awards global £20,000 prize to London app to reduce the risk of power shortages
24 June 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has awarded a £20,000 prize to a small London business for a new app to help global big city households use their power more efficiently and reduce the risk of power shortages.
Capital’s high streets celebrate £175m investment as Mayor’s award for London is confirmed
24 June 2014

City Hall has announced plans to celebrate the capital’s high streets this summer and to continue a major focus on improvements that has already seen millions of pounds invested on schemes to rejuvenate some of London’s most important localities.