Boris Comes To Chiswick Again

Shoppers taken by surprise as Mayor visits ahead of election


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Shoppers in the Turnham Green Terrace area were surprised to see the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today, (Friday, April 20th).

The Mayor, who was accompanied by his entourage, including local MP Mary Macleod, and a large group of media, shook hands with locals and reminded them of the coming Mayoral election on May 3rd.

Local businessman and franchise owner of Snappy Snaps Chiswick , John Fitzgerald was stunned when Boris rushed in eager to check out the full range of personalised commercial print products; “One minute we were printing photos and the next the larger than life character Boris Johnson bursts through our shop entrance”.

Boris in Snappy Snaps Chiswick

John said; “Boris was admiring our personalised t-shirts and mugs which are not only gift products but work fantastically for promoting and driving awareness for business campaigns, however, I don’t think Boris will be sending Ken a personalised card anytime soon!”.

He also visited Mortimer and Bennetts and popular butcher shop Mackens.

"People seemed a bit surprised to see him, but he didn't stay for long. We were very busy at the time so there wasn't much time to chat", said Rodney Macken (pictured below) of Macken Brothers Butchers.

One woman said she definitely would not be voting for him, while another engaged him in conversation to which he listened intently.

The butcher's shop is just yards from Turnham Green underground station which is the centre of a long-running campaign by local people, supported by MP Mary Macleod, to pursuade transport authorites to allow Piccadilly Line trains to stop there.

The Mayor has promised that TfL will consider the issue.

Mr. Johnson left the shop in Turnham Green Terrace without making any purchases. No pasties were requested or mentioned during the visit!

April 20, 2012

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