Mayor of London’s speech at the 2012 Conservative Party Conference
Mayor of London Boris Johnson expressed his loyalty to Prime Minister David Cameron at the 2012 Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham.
This year the Conference is being held between the 7th and 10th of October.
In his speech, the Mayor of London first spoke of his pride at London's successful hosting of the Olympic Games.
Boris then thanked his supporters for the victory in the London mayoral election and said: "If we can win in the middle of a recession and wipe out a 17 point Labour lead, then I know that David Cameron can win in 2015."
He also made a point of praising David Cameron, difusing rumours that he had eyes on leadership of the Conservative party. He voiced his admiration of the Prime Minister, regardless of the occasional healthy debate they may have on government policy, such as on Heathrow.
The Mayor of London said the government was "doing exactly what is needed for this country and to clear up the mess that Labour left."
When answering questions from the audience, Mr Johnson expressed his support for "selective" education and grammar schools. He also called for more action to help people with middle income who could not afford to get on the property ladder.
"Conservative governments get elected when they build enough homes for people to live in," he said.
Mr Johnson also announced that members of the armed forces in uniform will travel for free on the London Underground. It is a way to say ‘Thank you’ for their role in protecting London during the Olympic Games.