London News: May 2012

2012 election results
A full list of the 25 Assembly Members and their new committees is available on-line from City Hall.

Taking Greater London Forward – Boris’s 2012 manifesto
If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to read Boris’s latest manifesto, it is available in full from his website here and includes detailed sections on transport, crime and the Olympics.

’250,000 more apprenticeships for young people,’ says Boris
In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, London Mayor Boris Johnson discusses his reasoning behind his plans to create 250,000 more apprenticeships for London’s young people as part of his inquiries into education and labour market failures.

Modernising the Tube and creating more jobs
Re-elected London Mayor Boris Johnson told the London Evening Standard that his focus during his second term will be modernising the Tube and creating jobs and a platform for economic growth.  The full article is available here.

Big Squeeze survey now open
LVSC’s fourth annual Big Squeeze survey is now open.  Available until Monday 11 June 2012, the survey looks at the impact the recession and public spending cuts are having on London’s voluntary and community sectors.  You can access this year’s survey and the findings from previous years here.

London Councils call for strengthened partnerships with Boris
Local government leaders welcomed Boris Johnson back to City Hall with a new plan setting out ways to most effectively work together in tackling issues including crime, education, health and housing.  The plan, Governing London Towards 2016, sets out how the Mayor and local councils “can be a strong united voice speaking up for London to secure fair funding for the capital.”

Mayor appoints his top team
Special appointments to the Mayoral Team include a Commissioner for Sport, an Environment Advisor and an Advisor on Outer Borough Relations.  The full list of members of the Mayoral Team is available on-line here.