Mayor's press releases

Mayor frees up land for second stage of London's housing revolution
3 November 2009

More than 30,000 new homes could be created in the capital by freeing up under-used land owned by the Greater London Authority (GLA). The announcement was made by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today (November 3rd) as he challenged London’s developers and investors to help rethink the...

West End Gets The X Factor
2 November 2009

Europe's busiest diagonal crossing was unveiled today by London Mayor Boris Johnson following a £5million makeover which has seen Oxford Circus get the X factor.

For the first time ever shoppers will be able to cross the busy intersection diagonally in an 'X' as well as straight ahead...

Mayor calls for action to tackle hate crime in the capital
30 October 2009

With thousands of people expected to head to Trafalgar Square this evening for a candle light vigil against hate crime, London Mayor Boris Johnson has sought assurances from the Metropolitan Police Commissioner that everything is being done to tackle the problem of homophobic attacks in the...

Apprenticeship boost for Londoners
28 October 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, called on London’s businesses to invest in apprentices as he announced 400 new bus driver apprenticeships a year in the capital.

The agreement between Transport for London (TfL) and its contractor, bus company First Group, will give new bus drivers...

Olympics top of the agenda during meeting between London and Vancouver Mayors
27 October 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, met at City Hall today to discuss and share ideas about the Olympics, climate change and the challenges faced by big cities in a global economy.

Boris Johnson heard Mr Robertson’s ideas for reducing road...

Nine Elms regeneration will strengthen capital's role as greatest world city, says Mayor
27 October 2009

The last remaining major development area in central London is to be transformed into a brand new district for the capital, with 16,000 new homes, up to 25,000 new jobs and major new transport links, the Mayor Boris Johnson announced today.

Mayor announces 20 boroughs set to get 4,000 more street trees
26 October 2009

20 boroughs are set to benefit from up to 4000 new street trees, thanks to funding from the Mayor of London.

Mayor and TfL plan to improve cycle safety
23 October 2009

As the capital’s cycle revolution continues to gain pace the Mayor has released details of a comprehensive safety plan to keep the thousands of Londoners now taking to two wheels safer.

London’s boroughs and cycling groups are being asked to comment on the content of the plan, which...

Mayor wants best person for Arts Council post
23 October 2009

London Mayor Boris Johnson has refused to put forward an alternative nominee for the post of London Chair at the Arts Council, following the decision by Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw to reject the appointment of Veronica Wadley.

The Mayor has written to Ben Bradshaw defending the...

A bigger splash - Mayor goes poolside with £7.5m drive to get Londoners more active
22 October 2009

London Mayor Boris Johnson today announced plans for a £7.5 million programme of investment in community sports facilities, which will help deliver his aim to make Londoners more active and healthy.

Gladiators stars Enigma and Doom joined the Mayor and his Commissioner for Sport Kate...

£100m of green initiatives to regenerate deprived areas of London
21 October 2009

More than 1,000 jobs will be created as part of a £100m green funding boost to regenerate some of the poorest parts of London, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Paweł Samecki announced today.

'Investing in London is vital for whole country', says Mayor
21 October 2009

As new figures released today show London contributed between £14 billion and £19 billion to the UK economy in 2007/8, the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is calling for no letup on investment into the capital, if it is to remain such a key contributor to the Exchequer.

Mayor welcomes Olympic winning Mayor of Rio to London
20 October 2009

Olympic winning city Rio received some top tips on staging the Games from London's Mayor Boris Johnson, during a visit to City Hall by Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes today.

Boris Johnson congratulated Mayor Paes on Rio's historic victory in winning the race to host the 2016...

Boris Johnson backs plans for new film centre and pledges £5m
16 October 2009

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C charge overhaul
15 October 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today honoured his election pledge to make the Congestion Charge fairer and easier as he announced plans for a number of changes to the scheme next year. 

Proposals include the introduction of an automated account system to make it easier for...