I am delighted to once again welcome the London New Year’s Day Parade to the streets of our capital. The route of the parade passes some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and is, without doubt, one of the great highlights of the year in London. It is wonderful to see such a fantastic array of floats, all accompanied by marching bands and cheerleaders on the streets of London. I congratulate the thousands of people from across the world who will be taking part. My best wishes too for the year ahead, to the many Londoners and visitors who are here to witness the event. Have a very happy and healthy New Year.