Matthew was pleased to welcome Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, to the Hendon constituency today to launch the London General Election Campaign and support Matthew’s re-election as Member of Parliament. The Mayor has seen first-hand Matthew’s dedication to the local community over the past five years and was keen to offer his support.
Matthew and Boris addressed a packed meeting of supporters in Mill Hill and then visited a number of businesses on The Broadway to see how the Conservatives' small business rates relief was helping to create opportunities for local shops and businesses to flourish. Within Barnet alone 10,259 businesses are benefiting from this assistance.
Matthew was delighted that Boris chose Hendon to launch the London wide General Election Campaign. Speaking at the meeting Boris said:
"Matthew has been an outstanding representative for the Hendon Constituency over the past 5 years. He has been robust in raising issues of local concern with me including getting the police out on our streets, development proposals at Copthall and Bury Farm, support for local shops and high streets, transport concerns such as the tube service at Mill Hill East and the need for a new station at Colindale, and road issues like cleaning the A41 underpasses. I was pleased to be able to visit the excellent Boys Clubhouse in Hendon with him and meet local business and community leaders. I am confident that the Hendon Constituency will continue to improve and urge everyone to back Matthew Offord to finish the work he has started."