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The Future of London within the UK

British Government @ LSE 'State of the Union' series

'The 'State Of The Union' series has seen people from Alex Salmond to Martin McGuiness and Michael Heseltine discuss the future of the United Kingdom and one part within the greater whole. In this event Boris Johnson will discuss the role and future of London within the Union.

Boris Johnson was born in June 1964 in New York. His family moved to London when he was five years old.

He went to primary school in Camden and was subsequently educated at the European School in Brussels, Ashdown House and then at Eton College. He later read Classics at Balliol College. During his time at Oxford University he became president of the Oxford Union. After graduating he moved back to London.

He joined The Daily Telegraph in 1987 as leader and feature writer. From 1989 to 1994 he was the Telegraph's European Community correspondent and from 1994 to 1999 he served as assistant editor. His association with The Spectator began as political columnist in 1994. In 1999 he became editor of the paper and stayed in this role until December 2005.

In 2001 he was elected MP for Henley on Thames. In July 2007, Boris Johnson resigned from his position as shadow minister of higher education so that he would be free to stand as Conservative candidate for Mayor of London. He resigned as MP for Henley shortly after becoming Mayor of London. He was re-elected Mayor of London in 2012.

Professor Craig Calhoun is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEBoris


Boris Johnson | talks
Professor Craig Calhoun | talks


Date and Time:

22 May 2013 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



LSE Campus, venue TBC to ticket holders
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street

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This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.

Members of the public, LSE staff, students and alumni can request one ticket via the online ticket request form which will be live on the event web listing after 6pm on Tuesday 14 May until at least 12noon on Wednesday 15 May. If at 12noon we have received more requests than there are tickets available, the line will be closed, and tickets will be allocated on a random basis to those requests received. If we have received fewer requests than tickets available, the ticket line will stay open until all tickets have been allocated.

LSE students and staff are also able to collect one ticket per person from the New Academic Building SU shop, located on the Kingsway side of the building from 10.00am on Wednesday 15 May. These tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Event web listing: http://www2.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2013/05/20130522t1830vLSE.aspx

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