Meeting Boris Johnson in Bedford

Thursday 30 October 2014

Mayor of London Boris Johnson blew into town on Thursday October 30th and met up with Bedford College Principal and CEO Ian Pryce CBE, and Bedford Sixth Form student Joel Course.

Ian renewed his acquaintance with Boris from a previous meeting in London, this time he was introduced by local MP Richard Fuller.

Joel was on a day's work experience with the Times & Citizen newspaper where he was given the assignment: Follow Boris.

Boris was greeted by a Press Pack at Silver Street and asked for his autograph and photograph by crowds of people on his walkabout.

Like London, Bedford has its own directly-elected Mayor, an unusual political choice for an otherwise traditional county town.