E-mails shine a light on London mayor’s busy life

As WELL as running one of the world’s largest cities, Boris Johnson has to field requests for everything from his favourite recipe to joining army paratroopers on a skydive.

The London mayor’s correspondence ranges from a plea for “Boris bikes” for district nurses to an inquiry from a survivor of the 7/7 terrorist attacks wanting to be involved in the 2012 Olympics.

His inbox also contains a mixture of fan mail – one writer praises his “straight-to-the-point and believable attitude” and concludes “hopefully (we) will see you some day at No 10” – and trenchant criticism.

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Copies of e-mails sent to and from Mr Johnson’s official City Hall account give an insight into his hectic schedule.

The phrase “I am alas snowed under, and mustn’t take anything else on at the moment” features in a number of his replies.