As mayor of London my initiative on homelessness was “successful”

Boris Johnson, People’s PMQs

September 11, 2019

Claim

Johnson said: “When I was mayor of London we had a programme called No Second Night Out which was designed to end or help with homelessness. It was successful in so far as it went.”

Facts

In 2009 Johnson pledged to eradicate rough sleeping, the most visible form of homelessness, in London within three years. When he left office seven years later it had more than doubled.

Verdict

Johnson’s claim was misleading.

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