Boris Johnson Comes To Chiswick On Campaign Trail

Mayor visits local traders and poses for photos on visit to support MP Mary Macleod


Mary Macleod wins seat for Tories in close contest - 2010

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Mayor of London Boris Johnson did a walkabout in Chiswick today and promised to continue to support MP Mary Macleod's campaign on the Piccadilly Line stopping at Turnham Green.

There was excitement at Turnham Green station as he arrived with his entourage, as schoolchildren and passers-by jostled to get photographs. One local resident spotting him took the opportunity to berate him about cutbacks in the education system.

"I don't agree with his party's politics but I was still happy to meet him" said the resident, a teacher, who lives in Speldhurst Road.


Boris Johnson in Chiswick - video courtesy of The Chiswick Calendar

He popped into Hack & Veldt where he was offered coffee and several estate agents left their desks to take photographs before he headed into Mackens Butchers to say hello to the staff.

Asked if he would boost Mary Macleod's campaign to get TfL to introduce more 'off peak' stopping between now and the upgrade of the District Line, he said he would continue to work with Mary on the issue but he would not be drawn any further.

Mary Macleod, who is fighting to retain her seat in Brentford & Isleworth with a scant 2,000 majority, told people every vote mattered for her in this election.

The Mayor and local Conservative campaigners continued their journey stopping at various shops, including Chris's fish and chip shop before proceeding onto the High Road to a similar reaction with several posting photos on Twitter.

After the walkabout he visited Villa de Geggiano, the Italian restaurant, for refreshments with his entourage.

Boris Johnson has visited the constituency on a number of occasions to support Mary Macleod- most recently to Brentford. The Prime Minister David Cameron has also visited twice recently to boost their candidate's profile

Mary said that she had enjoyed working with Mayor on campaigns such as the Piccadilly line stop, and making sure Heathrow gets ' better not bigger'.

The general election takes place on May 7th. The candidates for the Brentford & Isleworth constituency are: Joseph Bourke (Liberal Democrat), Ruth Cadbury (Labour), Daniel Goldsmith (Green), Richard Hendron (UKIP), Mary Macleod (Conservative)


April 17, 2015