The Prime Minister popped into Hammersmith today to support his fellow Conservatives running in next week's local elections.

David Cameron swung by the Hammersmith and Fulham Conservative headquarters in Greyhound Road this morning to show he is fully behind the Tory's bid to stay in power in the borough when people go to the polls next week.

He told getwestlondon: "I wanted to come to congratulate the Conservative council here for providing  four years of providing good services while reducing council tax. They have reduced costs by joining up with Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster for many back office services which is a model for everybody else.

"It seems to me the Conservative councillors here are fighting their campaign very well and have demonstrated a really important way of helping people with the cost of living. I'm very proud of them.

"For example, they recently raised £88 million from high value council housing which wasn't being used and are now pouring it back into social housing to provide for more people."

The Prime Minister visited the Hammersmith Conservative Office

Talking about Charing Cross Hospital, one of the most contentious issues in the borough, he accused Hammersmith MP, Andy Slaughter of not giving out the true facts about the hospital.

Mr Slaughter has relentlessly campaigned with the Save Our Hospitals group, saying Charing Cross is to be closed which will risk lives.

But Mr Cameron said: "Andy Slaughter is not giving the true facts. Charing Cross will retain its A&E and services, it will still be a very good hospital with a fantastic cancer care unit so I think the Conservatives councillors are correct to write to local residents to put the facts right."

The Prime Minister also spoke about the proposed third runway at Heathrow, saying the commission set up will look at the various proposals and the big decisions will be made in June 2015 following a report by Sir Howard Davies who he trusts to make a fair decision.

"Realistically we need more runway capacity and the details of what that will entail will be looked at by the commission, until then we can't say what's going to happen."

He finished at the Conservative headquarters by saying: "People are electing councillors for the next four years, we live in a democracy but I hope people will choose to keep the Conservative council in place in this borough."

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Joining the Prime Minster was Hammersmith MP hopeful, Charlie Dewhirst and Council deputy leader, Greg Smith.

Mr Dewhirst said: "We were only told yesterday that David Cameron was coming here this morning, it was very smoke and mirrors. We didn't ask him to come, he just decided to visit so we're honoured to have him here to support the local election campaign.

"We've been fighting a very hard campaign to ensure the Conservatives keep the borough because we've got so much more to offer people. I'm going to be running for MP next year but the focus at the moment is very much on the local elections next week."

David Cameron with Hammersmith MP hopeful Charlie Dewhirst in Greyhound Road