Bloomberg to Greet New Mayor in London

Boris Johnson's Tories see visit as confirming party momentum
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 5, 2008 9:15 AM CDT
Britain's Conservative Party leader David Cameron, right, congratulates Boris Johnson on becoming London Mayor at the Conservative Party headquarters in central London, Saturday, May 3, 2008.    (AP Photo/ Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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(Newser) – New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will visit London on Friday to meet with new mayor Boris Johnson, the Guardian reports, giving UK conservatives another boost in momentum. Bloomberg will dispense advice on the early days of a mayoralty, and help the gaffe-prone Johnson dodge “pitfalls,” an aide said. Johnson won his post last week amid his party’s biggest showing in 16 years.