Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson promises 'good deal for London' after defeating Ken Livingstone

By Jennifer Lipman, May 5, 2012

A bitterly fought election campaign ended on Friday evening with Boris Johnson named the next mayor of London.

The Conservative incumbent defeated Ken Livingstone by a narrow margin of 51.5 per cent to 48.5 per cent.

He pledged to fight for a “good deal for Londoners,” and thanked voters for giving him “a new chance and a new mandate to take us forward”.

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Boris and Ken: Like old drunks at a wedding

By Martin Bright, May 3, 2012

The London mayoral election has been the opposite of edifying. The grown-ups have been behaving like drunken relatives at a wedding reception.

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Boris Johnson: Ken voters need their heads examined

By Jennifer Lipman, April 17, 2012

Boris Johnson on his opposition at a London Jewish Forum breakfast event

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Mayoral candidates offered Manifesto for Jewish London

By Jennifer Lipman, April 4, 2012

The London Jewish Forum has listed its priorities with a month to go before residents vote on the capital's next mayor.

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Please, let's move on from the 'Ken and the Jews' dramas

March 29, 2012

The last week saw my relationship with the Jewish community in the headlines. I agree with those, including in my own party, who want to break out of the "drama" of "Ken and the Jewish community" - it's time to move on from that, onto something less headline-grabbing but more dynamic.

I understand the dismay caused when these kinds of controversies hit the headlines.

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High hopes for Beatty director

By Candice Krieger, March 29, 2012

Balfour Beatty's Peter Zinkin is not a fan of the word "construction" - at least not when referring to the company he has worked in for more than three decades.

The planning and development director prefers to use the term "global infrastructure business." He explains: "We are not just a construction company.

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London Mayor 2012: Green Party's Jenny Jones

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2012

The Green Party can be "good for the Jewish community", according to the party's London mayoral election candidate.

Jenny Jones said she believed the party's policies were "balanced" on Israel, but defended the Greens' denunciation of the Jewish National Fund as "racist".

Ms Jones spent time in Israel in the 1990s while studying archaeology as a mature student, and said the experience had he

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Mayoral candidates grilled by Jewish Forum

By Martin Bright, March 22, 2012

The London mayoral candidates have been invited to a series of breakfast meetings with representatives of the Jewish community to be hosted by the London Jewish Forum. The first to accept is Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Paddick who will make his case on April 4 at an as yet undisclosed location in north west London.

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Boris savours school dinner

March 8, 2012

To help meet the shortfall on its £5 million rebuilding project, Edgware's Beit Shvidler Primary School attracted 435 supporters to a fundraising dinner in London's West End on Monday night. They heard London mayor Boris Johnson thank the school's leadership for improving education in the capital and cite the recent protest in the grounds of St Paul's cathedral:

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Ken is only ever on his own side

By Geoffrey Alderman, March 1, 2012

I've spent a lifetime studying politicians. I remain fascinated by the way in which those who practise the political arts are able to justify the unjustifiable, and in so doing can appear to turn hypocrisy into a virtue. The deeds and misdeeds of the political classes long ago ceased to shock me.

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