Election day statement from Boris Johnson to all Londoners
Touring the north, south, east and west of the capital, he outlined his 9 point plan to secure Greater London’s future, including putting 1,000 more police on the beat and 2,000 more in Safer Neighbourhood Teams, delivering 200,000 new jobs over the next four years, cutting the Mayor’s share of council tax by 10% and reducing tube delays 30 per cent by 2015, building Crossrail and orbital rail to link to our suburbs and extending the bike hire scheme.
Boris Johnson has today written an open letter to all Londoners
Boris Johnson has today pledged to work with London businesses to generate 250,000 apprenticeships by 2016 – an average rate of 1,000 a week – doubling the current commitment.
Commenting on today’s GDP figures, Boris Johnson said: ‘These figures underline just how critical this election is and who has the most credible, positive and fully-costed plan to drive London out of recession, rather than risk lurching back to the waste and financial mismanagement of the past. Ken Livingstone has admitted that he never had to make a difficult decision as Mayor. He is a politician who can only deal with the times of plenty. Not the tough times.
A spokesman for Boris Johnson said: ‘Boris Johnson has made clear that while welfare reform is necessary, London’s housing market means that transitional arrangements are required and he has already secured a raft of concessions from Government to help London, including extra time for existing claimants and a £100million fund to help families stay in their local area.
In response to the statement from the RMT Union that defamation proceedings have been launched against Boris Johnson, A spokesman for Boris Johnson commented: “We didn’t know Bob Crow was such a delicate flower that he would be upset by something that is fair comment and entirely supported by the facts. Boris has instructed his solicitors that he intends to robustly defend this baseless claim.”
Boris Johnson was in Leadenhall Market today for the annual St. George’s Day celebrations and gave a speech setting out how he will support small businesses and create more than 200,000 jobs over the next four years.
With just 10 days to go Ken Livingstone is getting desperate as this election comes down to who Londoners can trust to deliver on their promises.
With just 11 days to go, this election is coming down to who you can trust.