LONDON (VINnews) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hit the campaign trail in Golders Green Friday morning, where he learned how to ice doughnuts at Grodzinski, the popular local Jewish bakery. Johnson joined incumbent Tory member Mike Greer, who is defending a slender 1652-vote lead in a seat being contested by Liberal Democrat candidate Luciana Berger and Labour’s Ross Houston. The Jewish vote is considered crucial in an election which has been punctuated with charges of anti-Semitism in the opposition Labor party.
During his visit to Golders Green, Johnson stopped over at Jewish Care’s Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Campus, where he met tenants including Holocaust survivor Rachel Levy before visiting Grodzinski. After donning an apron marked “Get Brexit done,” the PM served customers in the packed bakery after experimenting with various icings on doughnuts.
After the trip to Golders Green, Johnson tweeted that he had “made some ‘Get Brexit Done’ donuts at a wonderful bakery in Golders Green.”
“Thank you Grodzinski Bakery & to everyone who stopped by to say hello,” he added.
Speaking to Jewish News after Johnson’s visit, Jewish Care’s management, which has encouraged tenants to register to vote and arranged transportation to polling stations for next week’s election, said it is happy to host any other candidates in the future.
“Today’s visit has meant that, during this election campaign, Jewish Care has contributed its voice to that of the wider care sector, which remains deeply concerned about the lack of progress on issues that affect us, including the need for a long-term plan for funding social care,” said the charity’s chief executive Daniel Carmel Brown.
Last month, former PM Theresa May joined Freer in Golders Green, where she met voters, local businesses and Hatzalah volunteers and bought kosher salt from Kosher Kingdom.