Mayor's press releases

Tens of thousands have cast vote for their park to win cash prize
30 December 2008

An incredible 30,000 Londoners have already voted for their favourite park to receive a makeover and Mayor Boris Johnson is reminding everyone over the festive period to put forward their local green space for a £400,000 cash boost.

One month after the Mayor launched the Help a London...

Travel boost for low income Londoners as 2009 fares introduced from 2nd January
29 December 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today confirmed that a fifty percent discount bus and tram travel scheme for Londoners who receive Income Support will be launched on 2 January as the new 2009 fares for Transport for London services are introduced.

The scheme is one of a range of...

Anti-burglary campaign leads to over 590 arrests in the lead up to Christmas
24 December 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today praised the success of the Metropolitan Police's anti-burglary campaign, Operation Spotlight, which has led to 593 arrests and 1426 fewer offences compared to the same time last year.

Since Operation Spotlight was launched on November 17th the police...

21st Century Routemaster moves closer as Mayor unveils winning designs
19 December 2008

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today unveiled the winning designs in the New Bus for London competition, and outlined the next steps in delivering a new bus fit for 21st century London based on the iconic Routemaster. 

Greater freedom to travel for the elderly
18 December 2008

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today confirmed that Londoners aged 60 and over will be able to use their Freedom Pass on Transport for London services free of charge for 24 hours a day, every day of the week, from 2 January.

The Mayor made his announcement during a visit to a...

Mayor and London to work together to weather economic storm
17 December 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has set out a detailed £3bn package of measures to get London back on track and through the economic downturn. He urged business to remain confident and Londoners to stay positive and to work with him through the challenging times ahead.

Record number of schools sign up to tackle climate change
12 December 2008

The London Schools Environment Awards were set up by the Mayor of London and the 28 Capital Standards boroughs. Principal sponsor, Thames Water, is joined by EDF Energy in support of the scheme.  Over 700 schools have signed up for the scheme this year, which aims to improve children’s...

Mayor acts to protect the global capital of finance
12 December 2008

London must radically up its game or face losing its status as the world’s top financial centre, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson was warned today. The Mayor has vowed to protect the capital’s position and ensure London’s successful fight-back.

London’s position was at risk before the...

Athletes to compete not commute in 2012
11 December 2008

Plans to help athletes, officials, and media move efficiently during the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, whilst minimising impact on the normal running of London, will take a major step forward today as Transport Minister, Jim Fitzpatrick launched a consultation on which roads could be...

Get a cab to drive home 'safely' this festive season
11 December 2008

Formula 1 world champion joins Mika Häkkinen and the Mayor of London in anti-Drink Drive campaign on the capital’s streets.

Mayor urges Londoners to recycle this Christmas
11 December 2008

The Mayor today (Thursday 11th December) called on all Londoners to recycle their rubbish this Christmas, as the new London Waste and Recycling Board decided how best to boost recycling across the capital and how to improve the way London manages its waste.

Christmas is a time when more...

Mayor announces the first ever freeze of the GLA precept
11 December 2008

For the first time ever, millions of Londoners will benefit from a freeze in the GLA’s share of the council tax.

In the Mayor’s draft consolidated budget, published for consultation today, Boris Johnson has outlined how he has delivered an end to the spiralling costs of the GLA precept....

Statement on David Ross
9 December 2008

David Ross has this morning offered his resignation to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, from the Board of LOCOG and as chair of the Legacy Board of Advisors. The Mayor has reluctantly accepted.


In an email to the Mayor, David Ross said:


Major boost for capital's estates
9 December 2008

Some of London's most run down housing estates will benefit from £77 million of regeneration funding over the next three years, Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced today. A further £55 million will be invested to reduce homelessness, provide larger family homes and to maintain and improve...

Mayor celebrates Christmas at Southwark Cathedral Carol Service
9 December 2008

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Mayor celebrates Christmas at...