Mayor's press releases

Mayor calls for power to unlock London’s housing potential as he breaks ground in Catford
15 July 2014
Over 500 new homes for Londoners now underway at formerly stalled Catford Stadium site
Mayor of London backs Change4Life drive to get children more active
15 July 2014

As Public Health England launches a major new Change4Life campaign to get children more active during the summer holidays, the Deputy Mayor of London, Victoria Borwick is today visiting St Luke's CE primary school on the Isle of Dogs, to see first-hand what it is doing to improve pupils' health...

Commissioner and Mayor announce Met police to recruit exclusively from London residents
14 July 2014
The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, have announced that for the first time in its modern history, the MPS will recruit exclusively from Londoners to fill the ranks of new police constables.
London's people, heritage and cultural treasures to help boost pupils' learning
9 July 2014
Mayor launches London Curriculum with special quiz at the Museum of London
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.