MayorOfLondon Twitter account

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Dear Greater London Authority,

I am writing to request information relating to the creation and official endorsement of the 'MayorOfLondon' Twitter account.

In January 2009, the incumbent Mayor adopted the username MayorOfLondon for an account created under a different identity the previous year.

Can you please release copies of any correspondence to/from the Mayor's private office, the Mayor's press office or the GLA Public Liaison Unit relating to:

- the decision to rename the account in 2009, adopting the name of the office of Mayor, with no indication of any direct personal attachment to the current incumbent;

- the formal ownership of the account: whether it was considered Mr Johnson's personal property, or whether it belonged to the office of Mayor;

- requests to use the account for official purposes;

- the decision to include references to the MayorOfLondon Twitter account in press releases and other official communications;

- Mr Johnson's move today (20 March) to rename the account and change its purpose into that of a platform for his re-election campaign, including references to the BackBoris2012.com website where there had previously been links to london.gov.uk.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Dickson

Greater London Authority

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Dear Mr Dickson,

Please find attached a response to your recent request for information.

Yours sincerely

Paul Robinson
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Dear Greater London Authority,

I am writing to request information relating to the creation and
official endorsement of the 'MayorOfLondon' Twitter account.

In January 2009, the incumbent Mayor adopted the username
MayorOfLondon for an account created under a different identity the
previous year.

Can you please release copies of any correspondence to/from the
Mayor's private office, the Mayor's press office or the GLA Public
Liaison Unit relating to:

- the decision to rename the account in 2009, adopting the name of
the office of Mayor, with no indication of any direct personal
attachment to the current incumbent;

- the formal ownership of the account: whether it was considered Mr
Johnson's personal property, or whether it belonged to the office
of Mayor;

- requests to use the account for official purposes;

- the decision to include references to the MayorOfLondon Twitter
account in press releases and other official communications;

- Mr Johnson's move today (20 March) to rename the account and
change its purpose into that of a platform for his re-election
campaign, including references to the BackBoris2012.com website
where there had previously been links to london.gov.uk.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Dickson

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