Mayor's press releases

Mayor urges thousands more Chinese students to study in London
14 October 2013
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today urged Chinese students to reap the benefits of the lucrative global market by joining more than 100,000 international students already pursuing their education at one of London’s top Universities.
Mayors of London & Beijing sign pledge to share environmental knowledge and expertise
13 October 2013
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and the Mayor of Beijing, Wang Anshun today signed a special Memorandum of Understanding between the two cities to exchange key information on science, technology and environmental issues, helping to drive improvements.
Mayor of London leads top business delegation on trade mission to China
11 October 2013

Mayor Boris Johnson will lead a trade mission to China next week as part of his continued drive to create jobs and growth in the capital by promoting London to the world as a major investment destination.

Mayor appoints Chair of new Ethics Panel for policing in London
10 October 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today announced that he has appointed Lord Carlile of Berriew, QC, the former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, as chair of a new Ethics Panel. 

Redrow selected to regenerate historic police training centre site at Hendon
9 October 2013
  • Deal secured through joined up approach by London Government – MOPAC, GLA, London Borough of Barnet, MPS and TfL 
  • New neighbourhood to be created in Colindale with more than 1,650 new homes for London
Mayor unveils multi-million pound investment to drive up teaching standards
8 October 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced awards worth almost seven million pounds out of a total £24 million from the London Schools Excellence Fund. They are going to 30 high performing schools and education organisations under the new scheme, in order to develop bespoke programmes to...

Black businesses and entrepreneurs will help drive London's economy, says Mayor
7 October 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson today hailed the contribution of Black businesses and entrepreneurs to the city's economy and is urging more to come forward to seek out the support that exists to help them grow.

Mayor backs four new projects to drive jobs and growth in the capital
2 October 2013

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today announced a shortlist of four new projects in line to receive a share of a £40million fund for regeneration and business support schemes across the capital.

Black businesses and entrepreneurs celebrated at City Hall
30 September 2013

To celebrate Black History Month, the Mayor of London Boris Johnson will host a free event at City Hall exploring the history of Black businesses and entrepreneurs, and their contribution to London's prosperity, past, present and future.

London and England's largest cities join to call for greater devolution to drive economic growth
30 September 2013

• New campaign calling for decentralised fiscal reform launched by Core Cities group, London Councils and Mayor of London

Mayor invests £550,000 to get schools and universities volunteering
25 September 2013

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is calling on schoolchildren and students in the capital to give something back in a bid to create the next generation of volunteers and equip them with vital skills.

Shortlist proposals for new Fourth Plinth commissions revealed
24 September 2013

The six new ideas for the next two Fourth Plinth Commissions were unveiled today. The artists Marcus Coates, Hans Haacke, Mark Leckey, Liliane Lijn, David Shrigley and Ugo Rondinone have been commissioned to produce maquettes of their proposed works, which will go on display at St Martin-in-the...

Find your new home at the FIRST STEPS homes show
19 September 2013

Event: FIRST STEPS Affordable Homes Show
Date: Saturday 28th September Time: 10:00am-5:00pm.
Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London SW1P 3EE

Independent commission to be set up to investigate health and care services in the capital
16 September 2013
An independent commission is to be set up to investigate the provision and resourcing of health and care services in the capital, it was announced today. 
The home of the Met is moving - come and see the shortlisted designs
16 September 2013

Date: Saturday 21 – Thursday 26 September
Time: 9am – 6pm
Exhibition: Built to Serve
Venue: Chamber, Second Floor, City Hall, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA