Boris back in Eltham to support Matt Hartley's MP bid

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visited Eltham High Street yesterday to give his backing for Conservative candidate Matt Hartley’s bid to become Eltham’s new MP. Johnson and Hartley, who is standing to overturn Labour’s 2,700 majority and win the seat back for the Conservatives, spoke to shoppers and visited business along the High Street.

As Mayor of London, Boris Johnson invested £2.8 million in Eltham High Street towards improvements to the public realm, which are currently under way.

Matt Hartley, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Eltham, said: “I was delighted to bring Boris back to Eltham to check up on his investment in our High Street. It was great to hear so many business owners are supporting me in this election. Like Theresa May, they know that we need to get the best possible Brexit deal to secure a strong economy – so that High Streets like ours can continue to thrive. “Eltham needs a strong local voice, and an MP who can help make Brexit the success that we all need it to be. The stakes at this election could not be higher – and I am looking forward to knocking on as many doors as possible in this final week of the campaign.”

Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, said: “I am pleased to support Matt Hartley, who I think will be a fantastic MP – but also of course if we can get Matt in here in Eltham, that is the way to make sure we can deliver a fantastic Brexit deal for Britain. There’s only one person who can do that, and it’s Theresa May.”