Mayor's press releases

Mayor welcomes Deputy Mayor of Beijing to City Hall and discusses London's Olympic legacy
13 October 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (Monday, 13 October) welcomed the Deputy Mayor of Beijing, Mr Chen Gang, to City Hall where they discussed how Beijing can contribute to the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and broaden partnership and collaboration between the two...

30 police transport teams to be rolled out following initial success
8 October 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today joined Metropolitan Police Commander Rod Jarman and Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy to announce the 30 locations across London that will benefit from new transport policing teams. This follows the success of three pilot teams launched by the Mayor in...

Chair of MPA, Mayor Boris Johnson sets out priorities for the Metropolitan Police
6 October 2008

Chair of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA), Mayor Boris Johnson, today set out his priorities for the Metropolitan Police in his first report to the MPA as chair.

The Mayor also paid tribute to the work of the police and outlined a new MPA-led inquiry to explore race and faith...

Mayor and world business leaders discuss how to make London a more liveable and successful city
5 October 2008

Against the backdrop of the global credit crunch and turmoil in the financial markets, Mayor of London Boris Johnson today hosted the inaugural meeting of his International Business Advisory Council (IBAC) at City Hall. Chaired by WPP's Sir Martin Sorrell, around 30 members of the 58 strong...

Olympic and Paralympic heroes celebrate Beijing success with London parade
3 October 2008

Following their enormous success in Beijing this summer, Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes will take part in a heroes parade through the streets of London on Thursday 16 October. All the athletes that went to Beijing have been invited and it will be the first time so many of them will...

Mayor's statement on resignation of Sir Ian Blair
2 October 2008

"Sir Ian Blair has made a lasting and distinguished contribution to policing, in London and across the UK, for the last 34 years.

He will be especially remembered for his successful introduction in London of the Safer Neighbourhood teams and for falling crime levels virtually across the...

Mayor assembles expert team to advise on Olympic legacy for London
2 October 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced the appointment of a Legacy Board of Advisors to assist him in securing the best possible future for the Olympic Park after the 2012 Games. The Board will be chaired by David Ross, Deputy Chairman of The Carphone Warehouse, who was the Mayor’s...

Mayor assembles expert team to advise on Olympic legacy for London
2 October 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced the appointment of a Legacy Board of Advisors to assist him in securing the best possible future for the Olympic Park after the 2012 Games. The Board will be chaired by David Ross, Deputy Chairman of The Carphone Warehouse, who was the Mayor’s...

New guidance published to make best use of parks and open spaces
29 September 2008

The Mayor of London and CABE Space have today (29 September) published for consultation new planning guidance that encourages local authorities to make best use of our parks and public open spaces.

The Open Space Strategies guidance will be of use to all local authorities, whether they...

Black History Season 2008 - Celebrating the legacy of the Windrush through photo, film and debate
26 September 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has welcomed an extensive programme of arts, culture and educational events to celebrate London’s Black History season which this year has a special focus on the 60th anniversary of the arrival of the SS Empire Windrush.

Mayor Boris Johnson said:...

1948 Olympians and 2012 hopefuls join Beijing heroes as Olympic and Paralympic flags raised at City Hall
26 September 2008

Olympic and Paralympic flags have been raised outside City Hall in a public event to formally mark London becoming host city for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Beijing Gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu raised the Olympic flag, whilst women's arm only single scull Paralympic gold...

Mayor unveils new air-conditioned Tube trains
25 September 2008

 

The Mayor of London joined Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy today (25 September) to unveil the new air conditioned trains that will serve the Metropolitan line from 2010 and the Circle, District and Hammersmith & City lines from 2011.

The new trains are part of...

Boris Johnson discusses urgent solutions to youth violence in London
24 September 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson met today with bereaved families, community members, academics and organisations working “on the frontline” of youth violence to discuss ideas and solutions on reducing crime.

Mayor makes further appointments to his administration
24 September 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today appointed Richard Blakeway as housing adviser to the Mayor and Alex Crowley as political adviser. Both positions are Mayoral appointments. 

Richard Blakeway said,

“I am excited by this unique opportunity to tackle one of the most...

World and Olympic Medal Cyclists set to join London's celebration of cycling
18 September 2008

Beijing cycling heroes Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Ed Clancy, Jamie Staff and Shanaze Reade, as well as Sky One’s Gladiators Enigma and Predator, will join Mayor Boris Johnson and tens of thousands of cyclists at this weekend’s Sky Sports London Freewheel.

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