Mayor's press releases

Mayor allocates funds to build thousands more low cost homes for Londoners
22 July 2014

London boroughs and housing associations were today given a huge boost as the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, allocated almost half a billion pounds to over 50 housing providers to build thousands of new affordable homes in the capital.

Mayor secures extra £2.4 million to improve support for crime victims in London
21 July 2014

• Comes as major review into the treatment of crime victims and witnesses, led by the Victims’ Commissioner Baroness Newlove, is published

Mayor announces major new plans for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park & Stratford to
21 July 2014

• International design team sought to design 'Olympicopolis' - a world-class new cultural and educational quarter at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
• Victoria and Albert Museum, University College London and Sadler’s Wells will be part of the project

Young musicians from across London hit the streets in bid to be crowned busker of the year
18 July 2014

• As Mayor's #BackBusking campaign continues, 200 acts battle it out in UK's biggest street music competition
• Catch them live over next three weeks on the Tube, at Network Rail stations, St Paul's Cathedral, Somerset House, Regent Street, Westfield and other prime locations

Mayor announces ambitious new pilots to tackle child obesity through schools and communities
18 July 2014

• Lambeth and Croydon each win c£600k to pioneer school-based & community projects to improve health and attainment
• Five-year pilot – Lighter London - aims to tackle child obesity and diet related health issues
• Major retailers Morrisons, Sainsbury’s & Tesco sign up to...

Mayor welcomes London’s big crime drop – outpacing the rest of the country
17 July 2014

Official annual crime figures released today demonstrate the clear progress being made by the Metropolitan Police Service in cutting crime in the capital compared to the rest of England and Wales. London saw a total of 698,729 offences in 2013/14 – down by over 70,000 offences in a single year...

Mayor puts high streets at the heart of plans for new jobs and growth
17 July 2014
Another 155,000 new homes and hundreds of thousands of new jobs could be delivered in and around the capital’s town centres, according to a major new action plan to boost London’s high streets released by the Mayor today (17 July). 
Architects showcase striking designs for Heathrow City
16 July 2014

Three leading firms of architects have released designs for the redevelopment of Heathrow Airport into a new town that could potentially support 90,000 new jobs, provide homes for up to 190,000 people and add £7.5 billion to the UK economy.

Mayor moves to secure future of Fulham Boys School as September 2014 opening is confirmed
16 July 2014

- Mayor's intervention will allow the Fulham Boys School to open as planned on its temporary site this September
- Mayor guarantees a permanent site in Fulham will be found, allowing the Education Funding Agency to release funds immediately
- City Hall secures agreement on a longer...

Commercial landlords and property agents urged to help small businesses sign up for superfast broadband
15 July 2014

Over 150 of the capital’s commercial property owners and agents will be at City Hall today (15 July) to learn how to take advantage of a multimillion pound scheme set up to enable them to provide high speed broadband for their tenants.

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.