Search

Romford Pictures: Boris Johnson sweeps through Romford town centre

PUBLISHED: 16:20 08 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:56 08 May 2014

Boris Johnson with members of the RCA and Syed Kamall (centre) outside Romford Station

Boris Johnson with members of the RCA and Syed Kamall (centre) outside Romford Station

Archant

Mayor of London Boris Johnson swept through Romford town centre this afternoon for a whistle stop tour promoting both the Romford Conservative Association and the town’s regeneration.

Crowds waited outside Romford Train Station as he arrived by train fashionably late, before marching down South Street with councillors and candidates in tow.

To view more pictures, click the link on the right

During his jaunt, which also saw him visit The Liberty Shopping Centre, the charismatic Mr Johnson was greeted by camera-wielding fans, posing for photographs and thriving on the good-natured heckles he received from afar, including “vote Ukip” and “vote Labour.”

He also spoke to the Recorder about his fondness for the town.

“I love the atmosphere,” he said. “Whenever I come here I tend to go to the market - and get shouted at. It is a historic town centre. I have got a book about the history of Romford in my office - although I wouldn’t like to be tested on it!”

When quizzed on the latest political movements in the borough ahead of the elections, specifically that of the mayor, Cllr Eric Munday, defecting from the Tories to Ukip, Mr Johnson said he was unaware of the news, but highlighted the good work of the Romford party, also stating he will continue “pumping money into the area.”

“We have good Conservative councillors here, like Osman [Dervish, RCA Chairman], and we are fielding a good team of candidates building on what we’re trying to do across London.”

Read more:

Mayor of London Boris Johnson visits Romford town centre

Mayor Boris Johnson launches Havering’s parcels for troops

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford News Stories

A queue of doughnut-lovers formed in The Liberty shopping centre as Krispy Kreme opened its newest kiosk-style store.

Residents say they will not give up the fight against a gravel extraction site near their homes.

08:11

A war hero who was awarded the freedom of the borough in 2011 for his work in the community has died at the age of 97.

Yesterday, 17:20

The organisers of We Are FSTVL have reassured festival goers that they will update their security plans “where necessary” in response to last night’s bomb attack in Manchester.

Yesterday, 16:19

In a world obsessed with self promotion and social media, it isn’t too hard to understand how many of us find ourselves caught up in our own self-absorbed bubbles.

Yesterday, 13:07

Following the terror attack in Manchester on Monday, the chief executive of Havering Council urged people “not to let this atrocity divide our communities”.

Yesterday, 09:04

Two men, both in their 20s, were stabbed in two separate attacks just a few minutes apart late last night.

Yesterday, 07:00

A teenager has described the 20-year-old who was stabbed to death in The Brewery last week as an “amazing boyfriend”.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now