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[Reposted from early April] London Shopping Centre Mess - Boris Steps In

Link to Croydon Guardian

"Launching his mayoral election economic manifesto, Boris Johnson has said he will work to mediate in the growing row over development of the Whitgift Centre.

"This week, Centrale [and Brent Cross] owners Hammerson was appointed to redevelop the town centre shopping mall, but rival bidders Westfield countered by stating they believe they still have a stake in the site, after reaching an agreement with freeholder the Whitgift Foundation."

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"... Boris said:
"Investing in Croydon’s tramlink is key. We are looking at expansion of the tram link and are determined to do it."

Link to web page and PDF file

"Today I launched my economy manifesto, and I wanted you to be one of the first to read it."

"We are going through tough economic times, and Londoners are understandably concerned about their jobs and the cost of living. That is why my priorities over the last four years have been cutting waste and bureaucracy at City Hall and ensuring your tax money is put where Londoners want to see it spent.

"Despite the impact of the economic downturn, London has remained resilient. The employment rate has grown faster in London than anywhere else in the country. The capital continues to be the economic engine room of the nation, with Londoners generating around 22% of the UK’s economy (measured by gross value added). This has been driven not only by the large multinationals located here and our financial services, but also by London’s growing creative and digital industries, its small and medium enterprises, and its sole traders.

"The millions of people who work in business here have all, in one way or another, contributed to London’s phenomenal success and will contribute to the sustained recovery of the UK economy as a whole.

"My predecessor had no economic growth plan for London."

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