Mayor's press releases

Mayor promotes London to international business leaders
28 January 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today travels to Davos to promote the capital to key international business leaders and politicians attending the annual World Economic Forum (WEF).

The Mayor plans to meet as many business leaders as possible to impress on them why London is the best...

Go-ahead for project after developer agrees contribution to transport infrastructure
27 January 2009

The Mayor of London has today pledged to continue requiring developers to make a financial contribution towards Crossrail, for planning applications that fall within the Central Activities Zone.

Given the overwhelming strategic importance of Crossrail to London’s development and economic...

Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony at City Hall
26 January 2009

A ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day will be held in the Chamber of City Hall from 12pm to 12.45pm on Tuesday 27 January. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Stand up to Hatred”.

The ceremony will commemorate all those who were victims of the Holocaust. It will be opened by Jennette...

Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony at City Hall
26 January 2009

A ceremony to mark Holocaust Memorial Day will be held in the Chamber of City Hall from 12pm to 12.45pm on Tuesday 27 January. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Stand up to Hatred”.

The ceremony will commemorate all those who were victims of the Holocaust. It will be opened by Jennette...

Top engineers back Thames estuary airport
23 January 2009

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today urged politicians to look seriously at the option of a new airport in the Thames Estuary, after he visited the potential site with distinguished engineers and Labour MP Nick Raynsford, chair of a new cross-party parliamentary group on the proposal.

Mayor's new website reveals cost of renting homes around London
22 January 2009

Londoners will for the first time be able to compare average rent levels for homes across the capital, using a new interactive website set up by London Mayor, Boris Johnson.

Empty chair as Prime Minister ducks debate on Heathrow
21 January 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today criticised Gordon Brown for failing to accept his challenge of a public debate on plans for a third runway at Heathrow. The Prime Minister is yet to engage in a public debate over Heathrow and there has been no parliamentary vote on expansion, despite...

Obama inauguration - statement by the Mayor
20 January 2009

The Mayor said:

'This is a momentous day and I'm proud to raise the US flag over City Hall. As an Englishman, born in New York, as an elected politician, as a democrat and addict of history, I'm inspired by the prospect of this great man entering the Oval office. We in the United Kingdom...

Greater London Authority appoints new Director of Development and Environment
19 January 2009

The Greater London Authority has today appointed Fiona Fletcher-Smith as Director of Development and Environment.

This crucial post will help to deliver some of the Mayor’s key priorities including major projects like Crossrail and the Thames Gateway, aiding London’s economic recovery...

Mayor welcomes 'The Year of the Ox' with China in London Shanghai celebrations
19 January 2009

‘China in London 2009’ is a season of events celebrating Chinese culture, featuring films, exhibitions and activities for children at venues across the capital.

Activities include: CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENTS• MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS • THEATRE AND LIVE PERFORMANCE• FILM • FAMILY...

Getting the best possible deal for Londoners from GLA's international offices
16 January 2009

Ian Clement, Deputy Mayor for Government Relations, has announced today the outcomes of a study into the role and effectiveness of the Greater London Authority’s international offices.

The review, which was a manifesto commitment by the Mayor, considered whether the GLA’s offices in...

Deputy Mayor in Mumbai for talks on security and strengthening economic ties
16 January 2009

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The Mayor appoints business heavyweights to 2012 Games and legacy roles
16 January 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today announced the appointment of Justin King, Chief Executive of Sainsbury's, and top private equity investor, David Gregson to assist him in staging a safe, sustainable and accessible Games and securing the best possible future for the Olympic Park...

Statement from the Mayor on Heathrow expansion
15 January 2009

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: ‘This is a truly devastating blow for millions of Londoners whose lives are now set to be blighted by massive increases in air pollution and noise.

‘The Government has singularly failed to deliver a convincing case for expansion throughout or...

Thousands of unemployed Londoners to be helped back to work
14 January 2009

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced that over the next year London's half-price bus and tram travel scheme will be extended to include thousands of unemployed Londoners in receipt of Job Seeker's Allowance (JSA) or the new Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

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