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Boris Johnson Lavishly Pledges £15 On Twitter To Save Empty Homes

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Boris Johnson seems to have unveiled a surprise pledge to spend £15 to bring empty homes back into use.

In his monthly "#AskBoris" Twitter chat, the London Mayor told a user that his City Hall administration had brought "4,900 back into use, empty homes at lowest level snce 1970s - and we are spending £15 more".

we have brought 4900 back into use - empty homes now at lowest level since 1970s - and we are spending £15 more #askboris@RafHM

— Boris Johnson (@MayorofLondon) October 22, 2013

Other Twitter users express shock at the scale of the Mayor's apparently ambitious budget to save empty homes.

@MayorofLondon: we have brought 4900 back into use - empty homes now at lowest level since 1970s - and we are spending £15 more WOW £15 👏

— mark gevaux (@theribman) October 22, 2013

The London Mayor likely fell foul of Twitter's 140 character limit in trying to refer to City Hall's £15 million scheme to bring some of London's 72,457 empty homes back into use.

However, the fact that just one percent of the £15 million pot was spent in 2012/2013 to save just eight empty homes may suggest the Mayor's £15 budget might not seem so inaccurate.

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