Boris Johnson visits Bexley to help launch Conservative manifesto

News Shopper: Boris Johnson with the Bexley Conservative group at Danson Park Boathouse. Boris Johnson with the Bexley Conservative group at Danson Park Boathouse.

London Mayor Boris Johnson visited Bexley to help launch the Conservative's new manifesto for the elections in May.

Mr Johnson, visited the group at the Danson Park Boathouse on Thursday.

He told News Shopper: "Bexley’s councillors are always fighting for their residents, and are never off the phone to me, wanting help to improve their community.

"With £200million of investment secured and with no rise in council tax for the last five years, why would anyone want someone else running Bexley’s Council?"

Council leader Teresa O’Neill added: "This is a critical election.

"We have invested in the regeneration of our town centres, creating new parks and open spaces and improving education standards.

"Because of this, Bexley’s economy is now growing twice as fast as the rest of the UK, hundreds of new jobs have been creating which has led to a 26 per cent drop in unemployment, and our schools are now rated among the UK’s top ten.

"And all of that without ever putting up residents council tax bills by a single penny.

"While the financial situation facing the council over the next four years will be very tough – whoever wins the election – this manifesto builds on our achievements, and makes realistic pledges that can and will be delivered.

"We cannot be clearer – the only way to keep Bexley growing, council tax low and core services improving is to vote for Bexley’s Conservative council candidates on May 22."

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7:47pm Fri 7 Mar 14

SidcupResident says...

Sounds like the Tories are running scared of the UKIP vote this year...
Sounds like the Tories are running scared of the UKIP vote this year... SidcupResident
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12:58pm Sun 9 Mar 14

B L Zeebub says...

Come to give us Sidcup A&E back no doubt ! #notgonnavotetory
Come to give us Sidcup A&E back no doubt ! #notgonnavotetory B L Zeebub
  • Score: 2

5:43pm Sun 9 Mar 14

HearTheFacts says...

Why did Boris not ask the people of the borough what they think?.

He could have visited Abbey Wood and Thamesmead South. To see how much the Tories have done?. Well he would have seen Davey has left Lesnes or Crayford. Well Davey did little anyway, the people of Crayford will see he is useless!.

So come along Boris, visit Abbey Wood and Thamesmead south. See what your Tory filth have done!.

All the nonsense from our great leader O'Neill, I'm sure Boris believes her. A right pair of idiots together, add Davey a great triple act!. They should be on stage, well they are!.
Why did Boris not ask the people of the borough what they think?. He could have visited Abbey Wood and Thamesmead South. To see how much the Tories have done?. Well he would have seen Davey has left Lesnes or Crayford. Well Davey did little anyway, the people of Crayford will see he is useless!. So come along Boris, visit Abbey Wood and Thamesmead south. See what your Tory filth have done!. All the nonsense from our great leader O'Neill, I'm sure Boris believes her. A right pair of idiots together, add Davey a great triple act!. They should be on stage, well they are!. HearTheFacts
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8:45pm Wed 12 Mar 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Bexley's ruling chav party wasted thousands on the erection of "London Borough" signs in the silly belief that the same would magically turn the place into another Mayfair. More seriously, they have destroyed the identity of constituent towns and villages by squeezing houses into every availiable space, the only part of the borough which still looks like a separate place is Crayford, and the chavs are rubberstamping building applications for Crayford as well. They wanted another Mayfair, they created another Colindale instead.

The fat woman is boasting about "new parks", erm what about Bexley's open fields? The answer is they are nearly all under concrete. I am so glad that the A20 keeps these people from getting their vulgar hands on Bromley's green spaces.
Bexley's ruling chav party wasted thousands on the erection of "London Borough" signs in the silly belief that the same would magically turn the place into another Mayfair. More seriously, they have destroyed the identity of constituent towns and villages by squeezing houses into every availiable space, the only part of the borough which still looks like a separate place is Crayford, and the chavs are rubberstamping building applications for Crayford as well. They wanted another Mayfair, they created another Colindale instead. The fat woman is boasting about "new parks", erm what about Bexley's open fields? The answer is they are nearly all under concrete. I am so glad that the A20 keeps these people from getting their vulgar hands on Bromley's green spaces. goldenbroomboy
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