Mayor's press releases

Mayor announces £60m to tackle empty homes
8 July 2008

A £60million ‘rescue’ package to tackle the capital’s empty homes problem was announced today by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to help deliver his manifesto commitment to reduce long-term empty homes to 1% of London’s total housing stock.

The funding will focus on bringing long...

Work to combat knife crime will continue
5 July 2008

The Deputy Mayor of London for Policing has moved to reassure Londoners that the work to combat knife crime in London will continue despite the resignation of Ray Lewis, the former Deputy Mayor for young people.

Could you create a new iconic bus for London?
4 July 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has delivered on another one of his key manifesto pledges, joining Transport for London to launch a competition to design a brand new bus for London, inspired by the Capital's iconic Routemaster.

Ray Lewis resignation
4 July 2008

Statement from Ray Lewis:

Mayor welcomes dedicated police team to tackle youth knife crime
4 July 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today backed the Metropolitan Police Service’s (MPS) decision to establish a dedicated 75-strong Blunt 2 taskforce to bear down on youth knife crime.

These teams will build on the co-ordinated activity already being carried out under borough-wide Blunt 2...

Mayor appoints Martin Narey to lead investigation
4 July 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that he has appointed Martin Narey to lead an independent investigation into allegations which have been made about Ray Lewis, Deputy Mayor for Young People.
Martin Narey is currently Chief Executive of Barnardo’s. He was previously Director...

Focus on London 2008: latest study tells all about the capital
4 July 2008

Focus on London 2008: latest study tells all about the capital
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London contributes nearly £220 billion to the UK economy but has three boroughs with the lowest employment rates, a new review of London published today shows.

Boris Johnson and Ray Lewis confront malicious allegations
3 July 2008

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, today said:

'When I entered the contest to become Mayor of London there was one man who gave me hope and who gave me inspiration. There was one man who not only understood the problems faced by children in the deprived parts of this city,...

Mayor announces ten flagship 'green' energy 'Low Carbon' zones for London
3 July 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Thursday 3 July) announced the development of ten high-technology 'Low Carbon Zones' across London by 2012 to deliver ‘greener’, low carbon solutions to households and businesses helping to deliver reduced energy bills – this will help to meet the...

1214 arrests made during police anti-knife operation
2 July 2008

New figures announced today by Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Ian Blair, showed 1,214 people have been arrested during the Metropolitan Police’s crackdown on knife crime in the Capital, Operation Blunt 2.

Operation Blunt 2 was launched on May...

Mayor announces public consultation on the future of the western extension of the congestion charging zone
1 July 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has delivered another key manifesto pledge by announcing that a five-week public consultation on the future of the Western Extension will begin in early September.

Anyone with an opinion to share or comment to make on the Western Extension can...

Rise 2008 - bringing people together, with live music from around the world - details of festival stages
30 June 2008

This year's Rise festival takes place in Finsbury Park on Sunday 13 July, with live music from around the world that reflects London's diversity and highlights this year's theme of bringing people together.

There are around 50 acts performing across five stages throughout the day, which...

Mayor announces free travel for injured war veterans
27 June 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that injured war veterans in London are to receive free travel on the capital’s transport network, whether they are residents or visitors, in recognition of their service to the country. He made the announcement as he joined hundreds of...

Boris Johnson calls on the Government to save London's post offices
26 June 2008

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called on the Government to do all it can to save London’s post offices.

His comments follow the rejection of his application to the High Court for a judicial review designed to stop the closure of 162 post offices across London.

The Mayor has...

Boris Johnson today announced that Sir Trevor Chinn has been appointed as chair of the Mayor's Fund for London
25 June 2008

Boris Johnson today announced that Sir Trevor Chinn has been appointed as chair of the Mayor’s Fund for London. The Mayor made the announcement during the State of London Debate.

Sir Trevor Chinn is a high profile businessman whose dynamic career includes being Chairman of businesses...

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