Mayor's press releases

Mayor welcomes Budget that sparks thousands of new jobs and homes in London
19 March 2014

The Mayor of London has welcomed commitments made by the Government in today’s Budget that have the potential to spark the construction of tens of thousands of new homes, help regenerate some of the capital’s most deprived housing estates and deliver thousands of new jobs.

Deputy Mayor visits pioneering Tri-borough re-offending service
19 March 2014

London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime today (Wednesday 19 March) visited a trailblazing new service aimed at reducing re-offending rates across Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea.

Mayor writes to Home Secretary supporting police request for water cannon as poll reveals Londoners’ strong backing
19 March 2014
Independent TNS poll shows over two thirds respondents support for deployment of water cannon by police to tackle serious public disorder
Mayor welcomes landmark EU vote on lorry safety
18 March 2014

The Mayor has hailed the result of a vote by the European Parliament to allow mandatory safety requirements for new lorries.

Mayor outlines vision to make London the tech capital of the world
14 March 2014


The Mayor Boris Johnson today (Thursday, March 13) outlined his vision to make London the tech capital of the world and drive jobs and growth across the city.

London prepares for big party to celebrate St Patrick's Day
14 March 2014

• Riverdance bring 20th anniversary show to Trafalgar Square on Sunday as part of Mayor's celebrations
• The Commitments and Once the Musical also on packed line-up that includes live music, top comedy, film, dance and delicious Irish fare
• World renowned Irish dancer Michael...

Mayor’s plans to create 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs at Old Oak Common move a step closer
13 March 2014
Ambitious plans to transform one of the most deprived parts of London into a thriving new district with up to 24,000 new homes and more than 55,000 jobs have moved a step closer.
Mayor launches new drive to release land for hundreds more homes to rent
12 March 2014
The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has outlined plans to create more than 1,000 new high quality homes for long term private rent to help relieve pressure on the capital’s housing market, improve standards for tenants and boost the economy.
Mayor tells developers at MIPIM 'Sign new deal to sell homes to Londoners first'
11 March 2014
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson will today tell developers at the international property forum at MIPIM in Cannes to join him in a new deal or concordat to market and sell London homes to Londoners first.
Suburbs transformed for cyclists in £100m ‘mini-Holland’ revolution
10 March 2014

All eight of the outer boroughs shortlisted for the “mini-Hollands” programme will win funding for substantial and transformative change, the Mayor Boris Johnson, announced today.

Team London Young Ambassadors programme hits 400 schools target ahead of schedule
7 March 2014

London schoolchildren head to Wembley to be part of UK's first ever We Day celebration. More than 400 schools across the capital have already signed up to the Mayor's Team London Young Ambassadors programme, which was set up last September to get more young people volunteering and involved in...

Mayor makes waves and announces mobile swimming pool scheme to visit three more boroughs
6 March 2014

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson made waves earlier today (Thursday, March 6) when he announced that his flagship mobile swimming pool scheme is to visit another three boroughs before the end of the year.

Mayor gets Apprenticeship Week off to a ‘frying start'
3 March 2014

 Today (3 March) the Mayor of London got Apprenticeship Week cooking in the capital by revealing plans to create 7,000 new apprenticeship positions in the catering industry. The announcement takes him a step closer to achieving his target of 250,000 apprenticeships in London by 2016.

Mayor helps turn Dagenham gravel pit into hundreds of new homes at Lymington Fields
27 February 2014

A former gravel pit and landfill site in Dagenham is being transformed into a new £78.4 million scheme which will deliver hundreds of new homes on public land released by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.


Local community hub 639 Enterprise Centre becomes safe haven for young people
27 February 2014

The 639 High Road Enterprise Centre in Tottenham, which was set up with funding from the Mayor of London following the 2011 riots, is to become a CitySafe Haven, offering a place of refuge for vulnerable young people at risk. the 639 Enterprise Centre has already established itself as an...