Ealing and Northfield Mayor Johnson

Out with Michael Gove

Michael GoveSorry if the blog has been a little bit quiet over the last couple of weeks – I have been busy campaigning for Boris, as have many of my colleagues in the party and many more who wouldn’t think of themselves as “joining” types. Yesterday Michael Gove, MP for Surrey Heath and Ed Balls’ shadow, came to Northfield with four of his colleagues to join in.

I had the baby for the day so the seven of us spent two hours yesterday afternoon in the rain knocking on doors and pushing leaflets through letterboxes. I was slowed down a bit by the baby and had to break off to feed her but she was remarkably tolerant considering.

Oliver LetwinGove got his suit thoroughly soaked but managed to be unfailingly polite and cheerful throughout. Two weeks ago it was Oliver Letwin, MP for West Dorset, who bought one of his colleagues to Northfield and came out with Mark Reen and I. The first door Letwin knocked at in Overdale Road bought an enraged woman out – after that it was plain sailing. Another thoroughly nice bloke.

Most residents will have received three Boris leaflets over the last month or so. Sorry if we have given you extra re-cycling work to do.