The Day The Mayor Came To Chiswick

Boris Johnson discovers what really matters to local people

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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited Chiswick on Tuesday afternoon and made quite an impression on some local residents.

Accompanied by prospective parliamentary candidate Mary Macleod, the Mayor and his entourage made their way along Chiswick High Road and Turnham Green Terrace popping into shops - particularly the fine food emporiums on Turnham Green Terrace - and speaking with local residents.

Chiswick school girl Issy Brophy told the Mayor about how her school was trying to become more environmentally friendly and asked for some tips.

“The most environmentally friendly thing a school can do is make sure it has proper insulation," he told the 11 year old. "If you all wore more sweaters and run around more you won’t need so much heat and then they can turn the heating down and that would save on CO2."

When asked about the possibility of getting the Piccadilly Line to stop at Turnham Green, the Mayor responded, "It’s a very good point. I will look into the feasibility and cost of stopping it at Turnham Green.”


February 11, 2010