Boris visits Cambridge to give backing to James Palmer

On Monday Foreign Secretary and former London Mayor, Boris Johnson, visited Cambridge to support James Palmer's campaign to become the first directly elected Mayor for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

Addressing a crowd of local businessmen and supporters, Boris applauded James Palmer for his bold vision for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and stressed the importance of a Conservative Mayor being elected next month.

Commenting following the visit, James Palmer said:

"It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Boris to Cambridge on Monday. As someone who has been the Mayor of our capital city he knows exactly what it takes to succeed as a directly elected Mayor, it was therefore a great privilege for me to receive such a strong endorsement. Boris knows more than anyone the challenges that come with being Mayor and of the need to have a bold vision if you are going to succeed in the role.

"Boris and his Government colleagues are fully aware of our counties economic potential and the need to back the whole of the county by investing in much needed transport infrastructure. I was particularly pleased to hear Boris calling for a train station for Wisbech."