Boris Johnson was in Greenford this morning at Greenford Conservative Club to launch his campaign in Ealing and Hillingdon. He was introduced by the current assembly member, Richard Barnes (right above) and Cllr Ian Gibb (middle), who is also the prospective parliamentary candidate for the Ealing North constituency, thanked them both for coming to Ealing. The fairy lights were, er, a nice touch I suppose.
Having been to a few Boris events so far, none of it was new to me but the audience of local councillors and activists were very pleased to see their man. His main message was that there was no room for complacency and now the task was to get people out to vote. I think that in many ways the narrow ICM poll published by the Guardian yesterday is great timing for the Tories – the last thing you need to do is take the foot off the gas four weeks before polling day. Taking Boris at his word Cllr Reen and I went off with one of our new activists and delivered 500 leaflets between us.