BoJo beat off a strong shortlist to scoop City AM‘s ‘Personality of the Year’ award for his stout defence and support of London’s financial sector. According to the paper, ‘Boris, whose victory elicited the biggest cheer of the night from the 450-odd guests in attendance at the ultra-modern new Grange Hotel at St Pauls, had installed his new gong in pride of place on his groaning trophy shelf’.
City AM also claimed that the trophy’s importance was ‘proof that the Mayor will remain proud and committed to his self-styled role as the champion of Londonâ€™s financial services community for as long as he â€œhas breath in [his] bodyâ€?, as he told the audienceâ€¦’
The award comes as new research found that the recent Tube strikes failed to cause the massive disruption intended by the unions. Transport for London found that 93 per cent of Oyster card users still used public transport during the strike, with extra bus and river services taking up much of the slack.
Bozza said: â€œLondoners have shown that they will not be deterred from their daily business by these pointless strikes. The action of the union leaderships may cause some inconvenience but we are determined to keep the capital moving by providing a plethora of alternatives so that people can get around.â€?