Mayor's press releases

Mayor to freeze council tax for another year
5 October 2009

The Greater London Authority’s (GLA) share of the council tax will be frozen for a further year, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled today.

Last year the Mayor put an end to the spiralling costs of the precept, which had risen by 152 per cent since 2000, by cutting waste...

Mayor pledges cleaner buses, taxis and lorries to improve capital's air quality
5 October 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (5 October, 2009) published a comprehensive set of measures to clean up the capital's air, to improve the health of Londoners and enhance our quality of life. He also called on Government to fully back the plan with adequate policy and financial...

Boost for West London as Mayor opens new Imperial Wharf station
29 September 2009

Thousands of West Londoners will benefit from rail access to the capital's transport system, as Mayor Boris Johnson opened a new London Overground station at Imperial Wharf. 

The £7.8 million Imperial Wharf station in the new Imperial Wharf development provides residents in...

Statement on admission charges for museums and galleries
29 September 2009

Following comments made by Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Ben Bradshaw, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson said today:

'I am very disappointed that Ben Bradshaw should stoop to deliberately misrepresenting my views in order to curry favour with Labour delegates. I did not...

Mayor and HCA invest over £54 million to end A406 housing blight in Enfield
28 September 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the London region of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have today agreed £54.4 million of funding, to upgrade and refurbish over 400 properties adjacent to the A406 in Enfield. Many of the properties have, to everyone’s consternation, languished in...

Mayor urges high profile for disabled artists and performers in 2012
24 September 2009

The capital's iconic outdoor performance space Trafalgar Square will be transformed with live music, street arts, comedy, aerial performance and much more, when the Liberty festival returns on Saturday 5 September.

Let's beat childhood obesity says Mayor
24 September 2009

London Mayor Boris Johnson has called time on childhood obesity in the capital. The Mayor is calling on boroughs to join him in adopting a pan London approach to the problem, by promoting physical exercise and healthy eating. The Mayor hopes in the run up to 2012 a strong joint approach will...

Mayor: Deaf and disabled Londoners will be not be left behind in economic recovery
24 September 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has pledged that the Deaf and disabled community will not be left behind as London climbs out of recession – particularly as a diverse workforce is helping London deliver the most accessible city and Olympics ever. 

A vote for London as Canon opens its new European HQ in the capital
22 September 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today officially opened Canon Europe's new headquarters in Stockley Park, near Heathrow. The Japanese electronics giant is consolidating some of its UK functions and moving key departments to London from the Netherlands, safeguarding nearly 300 jobs, and...

Call us now, says Mayor
22 September 2009

On the day that the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson officially opened Canon Europe's new London HQ, and the city is once again rated the top global financial centre in a new survey, he called on international businesses to make contact if they want a base in the world's best city for business....

Mayor issues stark warning and urges continued spending for arts and culture
21 September 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson will today warn against cuts in spending on arts and culture, when he and Kevin Spacey, Artistic Director at the Old Vic, give keynote speeches about the impact of the economic downturn. The Mayor is hosting the event - entitled 'Cultural Capital: Maintaining...

38,000 sign up for London's big bike ride - registrations soar for the Hovis London Freewheel
21 September 2009

The first Hovis London Freewheel this Sunday (23 September) is gearing up to be the biggest mass participation bike ride the capital has ever seen, as figures released today show 38,000 riders have now signed up to take part. Tens of thousands of cyclists are set to take over central...

Boris Johnson opens London Fashion Week
18 September 2009

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson officially opened London Fashion Week at Somerset House in the Strand today, Friday 18 September.

London Fashion Week is celebrating 25 years and is organised by the British Fashion Council, which receives funding from the Mayor's London Development...

Richard Rogers steps down as advisor to Mayor on design and public spaces
18 September 2009

Richard Rogers has today announced that he is to relinquish his roles as deputy Chair of the Mayor of London 's Design Advisory Panel and Great Spaces Panel. He will step down from both positions from 14th October.
The Mayor said:

Olympic spirit running high in Mayor's teenage survey
17 September 2009
Young people can’t wait for the 2012 Olympics Games and are optimistic about future job prospects a new youth survey commissioned by the Mayor of London has revealed. 
Over 84 per cent of 11 – 16 year olds interviewed said they...