Gallery: Boris Johnson visits Burnham

PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 April 2015

London mayor Boris Johnson visited Burnham-on-Sea.

London mayor Boris Johnson visited Burnham-on-Sea.


BORIS Johnson paid a visit to Burnham on the General Election campaign trail.

The Mayor of London and the Conservative Party’s parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip visited BARB Search and Rescue alongside his party’s parliamentary candidate for Wells, James Heappey.

Mr Heappey is contesting the Wells constituency against Jon Cousins (Green Party), Dave Dobbs (The Birthday Party), Paul Arnold (Independent), Gypsy Watkins (Independent), Chris Inchley (Labour), Tessa Munt (Liberal Democrats) and Helen Hims (UKIP).

Mr Johnson was welcomed to Burnham by a crowd of locals and given a tour of the station before getting the chance to take off on its hovercraft – view a video of Boris on the hovercraft here.
Mr Johnson said: “Burnham is a great, great resort and I can see why people want to come here, but there is risk and the team at BARB do a fantastic job.

“I have been to this area many times but I have never been on the beach at Burnham, this is a classic example of a great English coastal resort.

“I did really enjoy it, it was a great experience and I understand a bit more about the hovercraft.”

BARB’s chairman, Mark Newman, said: “We have been really honoured to have had Boris here, it is really great to see his support of our work and our volunteers.”

* Click here for videos and information on all of the candidates standing in the Wells constituency.

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