17th Oct, 2017

Boris mania comes to Solihull

Solihull Editorial 1st Apr, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

SOLIHULL became ‘selfie central’ when London Mayor and heavyweight personality Boris Johnson came to town to launch Julian Knight’s election campaign to be the next conservative MP.

It took the mop-haired political superstar an hour to walk down the High Street in Solihull such was the demand for selfies and handshakes from the public.

Shop staff and stall holders dropped what they were doing to meet the London mayor, as Borismania gripped the town on Thursday.

Spekaing during his visit Mr Johnson said: “Walking down the High Street in Solihull today with our fantastic candidate Julian Knight, it was clear to see that the the tide has turned here.

“This week has been full of great news for the West Midlands. HSBC relocating its UK headquarters to Birmingham, Jaguar Land Rover creating even more jobs and unemployment at an all time low – showing our long term economic plan is working.”

The Solihull constituency is one of the closest contests in the country and Tory candidate Julian Knight, says he is taking nothing for granted: “I have been working hard for the past two years, campaigning to protect services and secure a better deal for Solihull.

“But this is only a downpayment on what I will do if elected the town’s MP.

“It was great to be able to share our town with Boris and the reaction of shoppers as soon as they saw him was amazing. It was great fun and Boris received a true Solihull welcome.”

Pictures courtesy of Amy-Rose Photography

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