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Watch what Boris Johnson had to say to Preston about EU Referendum

Posted on - 1st June, 2016 - 6:12pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Preston City Centre, Videos

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The EU Referendum fanfare rolled onto Preston’s Flag Market with a visit from Boris Johnson and the Vote Leave campaign.

Around 150 people gathered to see what Johnson, Michael Gove and Priti Patel had to say.

They called on Preston to support their Brexit campaign, saying it was ‘time to take back control’.

Gove spoke first, followed by Patel before Johnson took to the stage. Their speeches were brief and the trio were on stage for no more than 10 minutes.

Patel, Gove and Johnson at the rally Pic: Tony Worrall

Patel, Gove and Johnson at the rally Pic: Tony Worrall

Afterwards Johnson came out of the battle bus and had his picture taken with youngsters who had gathered for a selfie with the former Mayor of London.

Boris Johnson in the crowd on the Flag Market

Boris Johnson in the crowd on the Flag Market

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The battle bus, and Johnson, had been in the city since around 1pm but it was not until around 4.30pm that Johnson and the bus emerged onto the Flag Market.

Michael Gove and Boris Johnson on the stage on the Flag Market

Michael Gove and Boris Johnson on the stage on the Flag Market

Earlier Joey Essex had been spotted at Preston Station, the reality TV star is filming a documentary about the EU referendum.

The visit from the Leave campaign follows a visit last week from the Remain group, with former Labour leader Ed Miliband addressing the city. Prime Minister David Cameron also visited the Preston area in late February to launch the EU Referendum campaign.

What did you make of Boris’ speech? Have you made up your mind on the referendum? Let us know in the comments below

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