Boris Johnson has been in and out of the borough more often lately than a Metropolitan Line train.
The mayor of London and prospective Tory Parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip was quaffing with regulars at JJ Moon’s in Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor, the weekend before last, and last Saturday dropped in on Hillingdon Abbots Rugby and Football club in the Pole Hill open spaces off Pole Hill Road, Hillingdon, where he met young players and watched a mini-rugby game.
Chairman of the football sub-committee of the club, Laurence Cummings, who chatted to Boris about the club’s plans, said: “It was great for him to come down and see what goes on in grass roots sport.
“He took a keen interest on what we are doing at Hillingdon Abbots, and said that he will watch the project with interest.”
After a quick trip to the intu Uxbridge shopping centre in Uxbridge High Street, Boris met representatives of residents’ associations in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency.
The mayor is ramping up the number of visits he makes to the constituency before formal campaigning for the 2015 general election starts next spring.
Chris Summers and Jack Duffin have declared their prospective candidacies for Labour and UKIP respectively in the fight to replace Sir John Randall who announced he would be stepping down.