Boris Johnson supports mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey at Romford Market

Boris Johnson in Romford

Prime Minister Boris Johnson joined Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and London mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey in Romford Market - Credit: Andrew Rosindell

The prime minister met crowds at Romford Market today (April 30) to support the Conservative London mayoral candidate ahead of next week's election.

Boris Johnson and Shaun Bailey were joined for campaigning by Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and London Assembly Member Keith Prince. 

Boris in Romford

The prime minister spoke to people in Romford Market - Credit: Andrew Rosindell

Mr Rosindell said it was "great" to see the prime minister supporting the candidates in Romford.

He added: "Our market is a historic institution that we value in our country and voting for Shaun and Keith this Thursday will help us keep London and all its history safe once and for all." 

Boris and Shaun Romford

Boris Johnson and Shaun Bailey were in Romford campaigning ahead of the local and mayoral elections on May 6 - Credit: Andrew Rosindell

Vehicle delivery driver Cliff Morris, 62, was on his way to Marks and Spencer when he saw the crowds and went over to meet the prime minister.

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The Hornchurch resident told this paper: "The experience was fantastic, it was a very special moment for me.

"What a man to come all the way to Romford and cheer everyone up, it really made my day."

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Cliff said he bumped elbows with Boris, instead of shaking his hand, and congratulated the prime minister on "keeping the country ticking over".

Cliff Morris picture of Boris Johnson

Hornchurch resident Cliff Morris snapped a picture of the prime minister visiting Romford Market - Credit: Cliff Morris

Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey thanked the prime minister for joining him on the final day of his "32 boroughs in 32 hours tour" in a Tweet.

Mr Bailey said: “As mayor, I’ll deliver the fresh start London needs and I’ll deliver it by working with the prime minister to kickstart our recovery and build a safer, fairer, more affordable city."

Earlier this month, fellow mayoral candidate Laurence Fox visited the market on his "free London" campaign bus.

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